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Why Study Health and Social Care?

Course Format

Its all coursework mostly, very easy to get a good grade you just have to put the effort in.

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You really wont need any, its all very simple coursework!

A Level

Why Study Health and Social Care?


Course Structure

There is A LOT of course. A LOT. You will doing coursework ALL THE TIME and it is very lengthy. You will also take part in work experience as well in early years settings. There is an exam within the first year, right at the very end when all the coursework is complete. If your taking OCR - the exam is a devil to pass as the exam board frequently move the bands around depending on how well (or bad) people do. You have two coursework modules (if youre doing single award health and social care) and these are roughly worth 33% of your AS grade each. The exam is then worth the remainder and takes into consideration spelling and grammar and the way you write. Basically, you have to be able to write coherently to be able to get a good grade. The same again applies to A2.

Study Help

There are not many resources regarding this course if you are on the OCR exam board. I advise that you use getrevising to find resources as this is very helpful. The text books provided do fill your head up with a lot of stuff that you do not really need. Honestly - your best off printing off all of the past exam papers for the exam that you will take at the end of the year, printing off the mark schemes and then taking all the questions that have occured over the years and all the answers from the mark schmee and making flashcards with them. Then just memorise it. The same questions come up every single year and the mark schemes rarely change. Thats how I got 99% anyway. For coursework, its relatively simple - you can use the internet to find the answers and the text books are really informative for this side of the course.


As said above, its not brilliant for the medical side of nursing unless paired with biology, but alone, its brilliant for the social side and can really open up doors for

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