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Child Development

HOD: Mrs Laura Kelly

Teaching Staff: Mrs Veronica O’Loane & Miss Emma Sloan

 

GCSE Child Development is a fantastic course delivered by Mrs O’Loane and Miss Sloan.  Both students and teachers are incredibly enthusiastic about the subject, which is reflected in the excellent GCSE results!

 

GCSE Child Development is a unitised course.  There are three units, two external examinations and one controlled assessment unit.

 

The specification allows students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relating to:

  • family, pregnancy and the responsibilities of being a parent;
  • birth and caring for a newborn baby;
  • diet and lifestyle choices and their impact;
  • the dietary and developmental needs of young children; and
  • the health and well-being of young children.

 

The specification delivered offers students the opportunity to develop the Cross-Curricular Skills and the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities, which allow them to progress to other courses of study or employment.  Many students go on to studying A Level Health & Social Care.

 

Specification Summary:

Unit Unit Overview

Unit 1: Parenthood, Pregnancy and the Newborn Baby

External exam, 1 hour 15 minutes, includes multiple-choice, short and structured questions, and extended writing questions.

Unit 2: The Development of the Child (0–5 Years)

External exam, 1 hour 15 minutes, includes multiple-choice, short and structured questions, and extended writing questions.

Unit 3: Investigation Task

Controlled assessment, 3000 words, completed in Year 12.