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Child Development

This course comprises five main areas of study. Each area is subdivided into smaller study units.


 

 

Parenthood
and

Pregnancy

Intellectual, Social
and Emotional

Development

Family
and

Community
 
 

 

Physical
Development

Nutrition
and
Health

 

 


Course Requirements

 

Completion of three SHORT TASKS with one individual child study TASK and a FINAL EXAMINATION PAPER:

Short tasks are short, focused assessments set by the exam board with emphasis on implementation of practical and investigative skills and a large degree of independence in their demonstration of knowledge and understanding.  Each task should take 7 hours in total to complete and is worth 10% of the final GCSE grade. 

The individual task is undertaken as a child study. This can be an in-depth investigative or problem-solving observation of a child or a group of children.  It is therefore essential that students have access to at least one child who is under 5 years of age by the time they reach Year 11.  This task should be 22 hours and will be over a period of a few months.  Examples of such a task might be: “Do children of the same sex develop at the same rate?” or “is Tommy meeting the physical development milestones for a child of his age?

 

 


Syllabus Components:

Written examination:               1 hour 30 minutes              40%                

Three Short Tasks:                                                             30%
Individual Task                                                                   30%

 

Students are expected to make use of ICT and the Internet in the production of controlled assessments.  The exam has no tiers of entry; grades A*-G can be obtained.

For this course students will be expected to supply appropriate materials for the coursework tasks, e.g. folders, plastic wallets, catalogues, ingredients for baby foods. 
A course book and revision guides are recommended to support the course.


COLLEGE COURSES THAT LINK WITH CHILD DEVELOPMENT AFTER GCSE’s

GNVQ:  Health & Social Care
AS/A2 LEVELS in courses such as PSYCHOLOGY, BIOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY etc.
BTEC National – Health & Social Care

 

 



If you would like further details about this course please see MrsGreenwood or email: k.greenwood@endon.staffs.sch.uk


CAREER SUGGESTIONS


Nursing Health & Safety Counselling            
Nursery Work Teaching Medicine
Psycology Social Work  

 

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