Welcome to GCSE Child Development

Course Overview

Students follow the OCR Cambridge National 1/2 Child Development Course.

This course will consist of:

  • R018: Health and well-being for child development – exam
    Written exam – 1 Hour 15 Mins. – worth 50% of the final grade. It consists of two sections, comprising short answer and extended response questions.
  • R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years – coursework tasks
    Completed in the classroom within 7-10 hours of supervised time – worth 25% of the final grade.
  • R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years – coursework task
    Completed in the classroom within approx. 20 hours of supervised time – worth 25% of the final grade. This involves planning, carrying out and evaluating a play activity with a child under five years of age.

For further details of this course please go to https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/child-development-level-1-2-j818/ (OCR Cambridge Nationals Child Development)

Assessment

Written external examination

  • RO18: written paper. 1 hour 15 mins – 60 GLH – 50%

Controlled assessments

  • RO19: research task. 30 GLH – 25%
    Research with completion within approx. 7 – 10 hours of supervised time in school
  • RO20: research task and activity. 30 GLH – 25%
    Research with completion within approx. 7 – 10 hours of supervised time in school

 

Home Learning Policy

Students in Year 10 will have homework on a weekly basis as appropriate to the topic being covered. This will take the form of revision for tests, completing tasks started in class, revision exercises or research for topics.

Students in Year 11 will be required to spend several hours a week preparing for the coursework tasks, completing activities with their chosen child and writing up sections when required. Deadlines will be set for sections to be completed and these must be strictly adhered so that the students can take advantage of advice given and to make amendments where required.

Students failing to achieve deadlines will be required to stay behind after school in order to complete missing work.

Coursework

The coursework is worth 50% of the total grade and is set out in the modules below:

  • R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years – coursework tasks
    Completed in the classroom within 7-10 hours of supervised time – worth 25% of the final grade.
  • R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years – coursework task
    Completed in the classroom within approx. 20 hours of supervised time – worth 25% of the final grade. This involves planning, carrying out and evaluating a play activity with a child under five years of age.