Health & Social Care
AS/A level specification | AQA
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 the skills needed for higher education and the world of work.
Students can choose to follow a one A level course, or 2 A level course.
Content & Breakdown
A-level Health and Social Care gives students a great awareness and understanding of current issues
surrounding topics such as:
- Patient rights and responsibilities
- Care settings; Hospitals, Childcare, Mental Health
- Effective communication
- Physical and Psychological health and well-being
- Understanding human behaviour
- The roles of Healthcare practitioners
The course consists of a combination of portfolio (coursework) units, and external assessed exams. For the single and double A level 60% of the course is exam based.
A level Health and Social care is ideal for anyone planning to pursue a career in a health care profession.
- social work
- teaching and similar careers
- probation service
- health visiting
- mental health
It complements many of the other A level programs of study such as Biology and Psychology.