A Level Health & Social Care
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What is Health and Social Care?
The GCE Health and Social Care forms part of the vocationally-focused GCEs. This more broad-based qualification provides a more vocational perspective in the areas of Health, Social Care and
Early Years Care and Education. The course also offers students, the choice to obtain a qualification that meets both their individual aptitudes and interests.
Prior study at GCSE in Health and Social Care will be useful to students but not essential. This course prepares students to enter a variety of HND or degree level courses in Health and Social Care and related subjects. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.
The aims of these specifications are to encourage students to:
?Develop and sustain an interest in health, early-years care and education, social care and issues affecting the care sector.
?Acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early-years care and education and issues affecting the health and social sector.
?Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context:
?Apply knowledge, understanding and skills.
?Prepare for further study and training.
An outline of what is offered in our A Level Health and Social Care course:
In this course you will study six units:
F910 - Promoting Quality Care: 100% examination from the course material and some additional Internet research.
F911 - Communication in Care Settings: Portfolio. 80% of the portfolio is based upon research from the course book and some additional research from the Internet. 20% of the marks come from an interaction with a person or a small group of people who use health care services as well as a Self-assessment of the candidates own performance during that interaction.
F912 - Promoting Good Health: Portfolio. 60% of the portfolio is based upon the course material with some additional Internet research. 40% of the marks come from planning and implementing a small scale health promotion campaign and the candidate assessing their own performance.
F919 - Care Practise and Provision: Portfolio. 100% of the portfolio is based upon research from the course material and some additional research on the Internet.
F920 - Understanding Human Behaviour and Development: 100% Examination from the course material and some additional Internet research.
F923 - Mental Health Issues: Portfolio. 100% of the portfolio is based upon research from the course material and some additional research on the Internet.
OCR Course Codes:
H103 - AS Health & Social Care
H503 - A2 Health & Social Care
For further details visit http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/hpsc/hsc/
Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked questions, to enable students to monitor their progress.
Health and Social Care: AS Student Book - OCR (Applied AS Health & Social Care) (Paperback)
by Angela Fisher
Publisher: Folens Publishers (1 Jun 2006)
Health and Social Care: A2 Student Book - OCR (Applied A2 Health and Social Care) (Paperback)
By Angela Fisher
Publisher: Folens Publishers (1 Mar 2007)
You will have access to tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.
The course provider provides expertise support and advice for students in their studies through their comprehensive course packs and tutoring system.
We do stress that it is the studentís responsibility to find a centre to register and take their
exams with. We are aware that sometimes this is difficult or even impossible to arrange.
Now we have come to an arrangement with centres in Birmingham, Bristol and Harrogate so please contact them directly for fees and a timetable.
We realise this may still involve a good deal of travelling for some students but the long-term benefits of being able to gain A Levels far outweigh the short-term expense and inconvenience.
Basic English reading and writing skills are required. You will need to have general skills and knowledge base associated with a GCSE course or equivalent standard.
AS +A2 = A level in Health and Social care. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
Language of Examination
Units are provided in English only
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A. yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.
Q. Why do I have to find a centre myself?
A. We have students all over the UK and Europe and it is impossible for us to arrange dates and times for individual students.
Q. What if I cannot find an examination centre in my home town?
A. If you wish to gain the qualification then be prepared to travel it is worth it!
Q. How much are exam fees?
A. These vary from centre to centre so please check with your local centre.
Q. Are the courses paper based or on-line?
A. All our courses are paper based and come in attractive sturdy folders.
Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. Tutors are all working Teachers or Lecturers so contact is by email only.
Q. Why can I not take my exams when I have completed the course and why do I have to wait?
A. Exams are taken at the same times as schools and colleges and are not flexible.
Q. I want to take my exams but there are only a few months to study, is this possible?
A. Depending on the time of year, it is sometimes impossible to complete your studies in a short space of time as your work has to be marked and checked. More importantly the examination boards have cut off times which are not flexible. See our web site for further information.
Q. Will I receive UCAS points on completion of this course?
A. Yes all of our A Levels carry UCAS points. The number of points awarded will depend on the grade you achieve.