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Child Development

Mrs Z J Thomas
Teacher of Child Development

GCSE Child Development

This qualification is equivalent to one GCSE grade A*-G

A course in Child Development offers you an opportunity to study the development and care of children from conception to the age of five years.

 In Year 10 students must complete a child study on a child they know and are able to observe, who is under five years old. In Year 11, they will complete a child focussed task, which involves researching and making an item to help a specific area of development such as social skills.  The course also includes a body of theory related to child development with a 40% examination at the end of Year 11.  An ability to be able to revise , recall information and apply knowledge is essential.

The course provides a suitable basis for further study at 16+ offering progression on to academic and a variety of vocational courses including GCE Home Economics, GCE Health and Social Care, National Diplomas/Certificates in Health Studies/Care and CACHE courses..

The three elements of the course consist of :

Unit 1:  Exam (40%) Taken at the end of Year 11;

Unit 2:  Child study(30%) Completed during Year 10;

Unit 3:  Child Focused Task (30%) completed during Yr 11.