AS & A2 pupils currently study the CCEA Revised GCE AS and A Level specification.

http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/common/includes/microsite_doc_link.aspx?docid=18521-2

In St Joseph’s we study Single Award Health and Social. 

Aims

This specification aims to encourage students to:

  • develop their interest in health, social care and early years;
  • apply their skills to work-related scenarios;
  • carry out research and present their findings in different formats;
  • develop advanced study skills that help them prepare for third level education;
  • develop knowledge and understanding relevant to degrees in nursing, allied health professions, social sciences, social policy, social work and early years;
  • develop skills, aptitudes and values for employment in the health, social care and
  • early years sectors;

Specification at a Glance

The table below summarises the structure of the AS and A level courses:

This includes three assessment units at AS and another three at A2 as detailed on the tables below:

 AS UNITS (Year 13)

Content

 

Assessment

 

Single Award

Weightings

AS

UNIT 1: Promoting Quality Care

 

Compulsory for AS Single Award

 

Internal assessment

Students produce a written

report based on practice in a

health, social care or early

years setting that they have

experienced.

Teachers mark the tasks and

CCEA moderate the results.

25% of AS

 

 

10% of A level

AS

UNIT 2: Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years

Settings

 

Compulsory for AS Single Award

 

Internal assessment

Students produce a written

report based on practice in a

health, social care or early

years setting that they have

experienced.

Teachers mark the tasks and

CCEA moderate the results.

25% of AS

 

 

10% of A level

AS

Unit 3:  Health and   Well-Being

 

Compulsory for AS

Single Award

External written examination

2 hours

Students answer three

compulsory questions.

50% of AS

 

 

20% of A level

 

If necessary, there is an opportunity to repeat Unit 3 ONLY in the summer of Year 14.

 

 

A2 UNITS (Year 14)

 

Content

 

Assessment

 

Single Award

Weightings

A2

Unit 2: Body Systems and Physiological

 Disorders

Internal assessment

Students carry out a practical

investigation of the

physiological status of

individuals and research the

diagnosis and treatment of a

disorder.

Teachers mark the tasks and

CCEA moderate the results..

15% of A level

A2

Unit 3: Providing Services

 

 

Compulsory for A level Single Award

External written

examination based on

pre-release material

2 hours

Students answer three

compulsory questions.

30% of A level

A2

Unit A2 5: Supporting the Family

Internal assessment

Students produce a review

of changes to family

structure, a case study and a

report on services for

families experiencing issues.

Teachers mark the tasks and

CCEA moderate the results.

15% of A Level

 

A range of support is available, including specimen assessment materials, exemplar schemes of work, teacher and student guidance, fact files and ebooks – http://ccea.org.uk/hsc/