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    Unit 5-The principles underpinning the role of the Practitioner working with children

    5 star(s)

    This is a very good essay with a considerable amount of information about the factors that affect practice in a child care setting.

    It is accurate and detailed throughout.…

    • Essay length: 7073 words
    • Submitted: 15/04/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 07/06/2013
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    Illustrate how to promote service users` rights and responsibilities.

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay on the rights of service users. It has a lot of good and relevant examples and also has excellent referencing throughout.

    It could…

    • Essay length: 3067 words
    • Submitted: 09/09/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 26/06/2013
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    Explain two specific behaviors using psychological perspectives

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay that demonstrates the writer has done their research and applied it to two conditions. It was a pleasure to read it.

    There are…

    • Essay length: 4530 words
    • Submitted: 01/05/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 20/08/2013
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    The Role of Energy in the Body and the Physiology of Three Named Body Systems in Relation to Energy Metabolism.

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    This is an excellent essay that demonstrates a large amount of research and is written in a clear way. There are small areas that need amendments but they are…

    • Essay length: 5389 words
    • Submitted: 18/10/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 18/07/2013
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    p1: explain the purpose and role of research for the health and social care sector

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    This report is very good. It is to the point and covers all the areas needed to meet the aims of the report. It is detailed but not…

    • Essay length: 1095 words
    • Submitted: 11/05/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Michelle Turrell 01/03/2013
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    P2. Explain different sociological approaches to health and well being

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    A strong piece of work examining two models of health & wellbeing. The writer shows a good understanding of the perspective of each model and was able to use relevant…

    • Essay length: 1951 words
    • Submitted: 04/07/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
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    Improving access to sexual health services

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    Good work regarding improving young people's access to sexual health services. The work of the sexual health worker was well-described and the benefits of it were linked to the government…

    • Essay length: 1006 words
    • Submitted: 15/05/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
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    Discuss discriminatory practice within health and social care

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    This essay aimed to discuss discrimination and its effects in H&SC settings . There were some very good descriptions given for the sub categories of discrimination. Perhaps an example of…

    • Essay length: 2151 words
    • Submitted: 15/05/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for A-levels)
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    Explain key characteristics and concepts of Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy & Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

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    This essay states that it will look at Humanistic, Psycho dynamic and Cognitive approaches to therapy but actually only covers the first area.

    The work is good and well…

    • Essay length: 1419 words
    • Submitted: 07/01/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 18/07/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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    Evaluate Biomedical and Socio Medical models of Health

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    A very good essay that evaluates the biomedical and social models of health. It is slightly stronger on the biomedical model but makes a good attempt at the social…

    • Essay length: 1529 words
    • Submitted: 28/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran 20/08/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable

Health and Social Care at A level is a strong preparation for those wishing to enter this important and growing field. The course is designed to ensure that learning is based around a work-centred approach and often there are opportunities to get involved in related work experience. The subject is a mix of compulsory and optional units and youll be studying the concept of efficient caring, communication and health issues, the practical realities of care provision and human development and behaviour.

The assessment will be made up of a variety of methods: portfolio's of evidence, presentations and examinations. Marked by Teachers has a large collection of essays which cover a wide range of Health and Social Care topics to help you develop your written skills.

If you are considering taking the subject further, there are many essays in Healthcare at university level to help you make the transition between A level and degree.


Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "Cannabis should be legalised" clearly discuss the points for (pros) and against (cons). you should also show where your sympathies lie"

    "Keith Hellawell (the former government drugs expert) described cannabis as a "gateway drug"; he believes it leads to the miss use of harder substances. However, the statistics show that many young people under the age of 25 have tried cannabis (approximately 20%) and the percentage who go on to use harder drugs such as heroin is very small (less than 2%). This shows that the argument that cannabis use leads to the use of harder drugs is unfounded. I believe that cannabis should be legalised. I have shown that in has many medical values and I believe that people should not be punished for using cannabis to relieve pain from debilitating conditions. However, the medical values are not without unpredictable side effects and I believe a lot more research into the medicinal use of cannabis is needed. The topic of the legalisation of cannabis will continue to be an area of debate until scientists are able to agree on the medical uses and possible side effect of cannabis."

  • Discuss the interplay of infectious agents and the immune system in pathogenesis of arthritis.

    "In conclusion, it is clear to see that there is much interplay between the immune system & infectious agents in the pathogenicity of arthritis. It is clear that there is a balance that needs to be achieved by the immune system in dealing with infectious agents - and it seems that subtle imbalances can lead to the most heinous of diseases. Although there is still much for the scientific community to learn about the mechanistic pathology involved, our current knowledge is allowing relatively effective treatment of different manifestations of arthritis and offering a continually improving prognosis for sufferers. Downing College Jubin Joseph"

  • The Difference between Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapy. Wheeler and McLeod (1995) briefly compare the key principles of Person Centred and Psychodynamic approach and critically evaluate where the approaches part company with one another

    "In conclusion I think that there are benefits to both of the counselling approaches and combined persons centred and psychodynamic approaches and together would be a good way to approach counselling however this is debated over widely and not always considered plausible but I think it depends on the therapists individual skills and the model of therapy they use with a client .overall I think that both approaches aim to help the client excel but have very different ways of approaching this and in terms of focusing on a individuals recovery and their overall well being I believe the person centred approach succeeds."

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