Health and Medical Studies Pathway
Mathematics

Mathematics

Did you enjoy maths at school? Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you feel confident with maths? If you answered yes to any of these then perhaps this is the subject for you. Mathematics is a demanding, interesting and extremely rewarding subject. It is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. Maths qualifications can lead to a number of excellent future careers in health & medical studies. Did you know there is currently a national shortage of qualified mathematicians? This course could give you a competitive edge with future employers.

What will I study?

You will study a combination of mathematics with some choice for students in the types of maths topics they choose to develop further in the second year.

What can I do with my maths qualification when I've finished?

Maths is a subject that is highly regarded by universities and employers. If you are hoping to pursue a career in health or medicine maths is a great option to choose.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Do chemical reactions fascinate you? Are you interested in the world of atoms and molecules? If this sounds like you, chemistry will really suit you. From medical discoveries to microscopic organisms, chemistry is central to our understanding of the universe. This subject is essential if you want to pursue a career in the health & medical industries.

What will I study?

You will study a number of specialist areas and study in laboratories with excellent equipment and facilities.

What can I do with my chemistry qualification when I've finished?

Chemistry is a qualification that will allow you to progress to university or employment in areas such as medicine, chemical engineering, pharmacology and biochemistry.

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Biology

Biology

Biology is the study of life. If you are interested in how your body works or if you've ever thought about cloning humans, how to save the environment or you're curious about the interactions of living organisms then biology is the course for you. It combines well with maths, psychology or chemistry and is essential if you are interested in a career in health & medical industries.

What will I study?

You will build on the learning you undertook at GCSE level and you will study a range of interesting topics, such as cell structure, exchange and transport systems in animals and plants, biochemistry, biodiversity, the nervous system, food & health, ecology & evolution.

What can I do with my Biology qualification?

A Level Biology will allow you to progress to university or employment in a range of areas including working in the microbiological field, pharmaceutical industry, hospital laboratories, nutritional industries, working with animals, research laboratories and environmental areas. If you wish to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, physiotherapy or other medical-related degrees biology is a key subject to study.

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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and human experience. It looks at how our mind works and methods used by psychologists. If you oft‰en ask questions such as; why do we obey? Why do we conform? Is it your genes? Do you have 'faulty' thoughts? Can you change a person's behaviour? Do you want to understand why we do what we do? If you would like to be able to answer these types of questions with scientific answers, then psychology is for you.

What will I study?

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course, and look at a number of diffŽerent approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology & mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

What can I do with my Psychology qualification?

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in the medical & health industry including; nursing, physiotherapy or social work. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

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BTEC Health Studies

BTEC Health and Social care

The BTEC Health and Social care will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the skills, attitudes, values and practices that are required to work in the health and care sector. You will be able to take advantage of the excellent links we have established with the health care industries. If you wish to pursue a career in the health field then this course will put you on the path to your future career.

What will I study?

The course will give you a broad insight into the health profession and will look at the skills and holistic methods required to work in this industry. The BTEC Health and Social care brings together both the theoretical and practical elements of the industry giving students a real life learning experience.

What can I do with my Health Studies qualification?

The BTEC Health and Social care qualification allows students to progress on to university or employment within the health sector working in a number of specialist areas.

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BTEC Health Studies

BTEC Health and Social care entry requirements

At Career 6 we specialise in offering you programmes of study in health & medicine, engineering & technology and crime & society all of which have been put together with your future career in mind

A Levels are a two-year programme of study, available in a variety of subjects. You will need to select three or four or you can select two or three A Levels and study these alongside a BTEC qualification in your chosen career path: To study a Four A Level programme, learners need to have achieved:
  • At least 8 A*-C grades (or their equivalent) at GCSE, which must include english and maths, including a minimum of a grade B in the subjects you wish to study further.
To study a Three A Level programme, learners need to have achieved:
  • At least 5 A*-C grades (or their equivalent) at GCSE including english and maths


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BTEC Health Studies

BTEC Health Studies Project

Students at Career 6 may have the opportunity to extend their skills outside of the A level syllabus by producing an extended project which is a great preparation for university of jobs in the future.

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BTEC Health Studies

BTEC Health Studies Work Experience

Career 6 students will have access to excellent work experience opportunities through our established links with employers and all students will have the opportunity to take part in meaningful work experience relevant to their area of study during the course.

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BTEC Health Tutorial

BTEC Health Studies Tutorial/Experience

CLife at Career 6 isn't just about hard work and students will have the opportunity to take part in a whole host of enrichment activities designed to enhance learning. There could be visits, trips and visiting speakers as well as the opportunity to get fit or try something new. These activities will all help to support an outstanding university application or CV.

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Health & Medical Studies Pathway
Health & Medical Studies Pathway
 

At Career 6 we offer you pathways of study which have been put together with your future career in mind.

A Levels are a two-year programme of study, available in a variety of subjects. You will need to select three or four or you can select two or three A Levels and study these alongside a BTEC qualification in your chosen career path.

Use the calculator to find your average GCSE points score for A Level courses.

For A Level courses you will need ALL of the following:
  • At least 8 GCSEs including English and Maths
  • An average point score appropriate for your chosen pathway from all your GCSE subjects
Entry requirements: GCSE grade point average Overall 6.0



Your average GCSE point score is: