A-level Health and Social Care

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Topics include:

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
  • Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 4 – Enquiries into Research
  • Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Unit 7 – Principles of Safe Practice
  • Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health
  • Unit 10 – Sociological Perspectives
  • Unit 12 – Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Extended Certificate students will complete unit 1, 2, 5 and 10 with Diploma students completing all units.

Suggested textbooks:

  • BTEC National Student Book 1 (ISBN: 978-1292126012)
  • BTEC National Revision Guide (ISBN: 978-1292230443)

To prepare you for Year 12 Health and Social Care you may wish to:

  • Start looking or pursuing for voluntary placements in the Health and Social Care sector so that you can apply your understanding and skills to both your learning and your practice.
  • Read about current affairs within the news around the NHS and Health and Social Care sector. A good place to start is the department Twitter account (@HBKSocSci).
  • Research into local Health and Social Care providers in the area – What services do they provide? How does this benefit service users?
  • Research into the impact of pollution and/or bereavement on an individual living in Cambridge. How do these factors impact their PIES development?