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  • Sixth Form

    Health and Social Care (AS / A2 Level)

    Examination Board : AQA health and social care 2820

    Introduction and Structure : This specification covers the areas which are essential to Health and Social Care and would be suitable for students considering a career in the many avenues including, but not exclusive too, Paediatrics and Midwifery.

    This specification introduces students to key concepts and a body of knowledge that will provide them with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in Health and Social Care. It complements other A-Level studies and equips students with skills needed for higher education and the world of work. It reflects the job opportunities relevant to areas of work, including community justice.

    Units

    AS

    Unit 1  Effective Care and Communication.

    This is assessed as a portfolio of work; it introduces you to the communication skills used in health, social care, children and young people and community justice sectors.

    Unit 2 Life as a Challenge

    This is assessed as a written exam; it explores a range of challenged faced by people due to physical disability, learning disability, mental health issues and social circumstances.

    A2

    Unit 1 Practitioner Roles

    This is assessed as a portfolio of work; it aims to increase your understanding of the world of work in health, social care, children and young people and community justice sectors.

    Unit 2 Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies

    This is assessed as a written exam; it aims to introduce a variety of diagnostic techniques and the principles and key points of practice in common medical treatments. It also looks into ways common diseases and disorders can be prevented.

    Assessment

    AS Examinations

    AS Unit 1   Effective Care and Communication.

    Portfolio of work worth 80 marks

    AS Unit 2 Unit 2 Life as a Challenge

    Written paper worth 60 marks

    A2 Unit 1 Practitioner Roles

    Portfolio of work worth 80 marks

    A2 Unit 2 Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies

    Written paper worth 80 marks

    Careers :

    Childcare

    Nursing

    Paediatrics

    Midwifery

    Social work

    Teaching/similar careers

    Police Officer

    Probation Officer/YOT

    Medicine

    Paramedics

    Health visitor

    Mental health

    Counselling

    These examples are not exhaustive.

    Entrance Requirements

    6 GCSE’s at A* to C, with English minimum grade B, Science minimum grade C and Maths minimum grade C

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