Applied Health and Social Care
The Applied GCE in Health and Social care covers a wide range of topics including elements of Psychology and Sociology and applies these to real life settings such as early years education and residential care to name just a few. This subject is useful for those wishing to enter professions such as teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work and work within the care sector.
To take into account
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grade C in GCSE English is desirable but not essential) alternatively, a GNVQ Intermediate or BTEC First Diploma (level 2), at merit or above.
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Applied Health and Social Care
The Applied GCE in Health and Social care covers a wide range of topics including elements of Psychology and Sociology and applies these to real life settings such as early years education and residential care to name just a few. This subject is useful for those wishing to enter professions such as teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work and work within the care sector.The Health and Social Care Applied GCE can be taken as either a single or double award and covers a diverse range of units.
AS Single Award
You will study three units in total:
Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care - Externally assessed
Unit 2: Communication in Care Settings - Coursework assessed
Unit 3: Promoting Good Health - Coursework assessed
AS Double Award
(Same three units as the AS Single plus the units below)
Unit 4: Health and Safety in Care Settings - Externally assessed
Unit 5 : Caring for People with Additional Needs - Coursework assessed
Unit 9: Caring for Older People - Externally assessed
A2 Single Award
Unit 10: Care Practice and Provision - Coursework assessed.
Unit 11: Understanding Human Behaviour and Development - Externally assessed
Unit 15: Social Trends - Externally assessed
A2 Double Award
(Same three units as A2 Single Award plus the units below)
Unit 13: Child Development - Coursework assessed
Unit 14: Mental Health Issues - Coursework assessed
Unit 16: Research Methods in Health and Social Care - Coursework assessed
A CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check is a compulsory element to any Health and Social Care course which involves vocational practice. Students are expected to pay the full cost (£36 approximately), and additional costs may be incurred if sufficient evidence cannot be provided (passport/driving licence etc).Please speak to the course team for additional information.How you are assessed is dependent on whether the single or double award course is followed. There is a combination of external examinations and portfolio based evidence.The GCE in Health and Social Care qualifies students to study for a degree in related subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, or a BTEC Higher National Diploma in any related subject. Students could also go on to relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
A - E grade 90%
Highlights : 21% of AS students achieved'A' or'B' grades, in line with national comparators.
Examination Board OCR