Head of Department

Mrs C Majury


Mrs C Houston
Miss L Semple


Students study the CCEA Health & Social Care (link) specification at AS and A2 Levels.

In the AS units, students develop an understanding of good quality care and effective communication. They also learn about the health and well-being of the population.

At A2 students learn about how health and social care, and early years services, are tailored to meet the needs of specific service user groups.

This specification will help students to:

  • develop knowledge, understanding, values and skills relevant to employment in the health, social care and early years sectors and to a range of degrees including   nursing, allied health professions, social sciences, social policy, social work and early years;
  • progress in the development of their thinking skills, including independent learning, creative thinking and problem-solving; 
  • develop a range of work-related skills including carrying out research using a variety of sources and presenting their findings in different formats, using technology and working with others.


This specification gives students a greater awareness of current issues and prepares them for higher education or the world of work, opening up career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Childcare
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Midwifery
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Medicine
  • Paramedics
  • Health visitor
  • Mental health
  • Counselling