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Child Development is taught at KS4 as a GCSE option. There is one tier of assessment, with covers all the grades from A* to G.
This specification aims to attract candidates to study Home Economics: Child Development by offering an interesting and stimulating programme of study. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society and to work in a variety of contexts.
The skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to other settings, enhancing career opportunities and providing a satisfying course of study for candidates who may, or may not wish to progress to further study of the subject.
The skills and knowledge acquired will also provide progression to GCE Health and Social Care qualifications
This course will consist of:
For further details of this course please go to www.aqa.org.uk (Home Economics: Child Development 4580).
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AQA Child Development for GCSE by Heather Brennand, Valerie Hall
This is the main book for use in the classroom and for homework.
Child Care & Development by Pamela Minett
There is also a revision text for this book which has multiple choice questions. I use these as end of topic revision exercises in or for homework.
Child Development: An Illustrated Guide by Carolyn Megitt
The Essentials of Child Development by Judith Sunderland
A good book to summarize a topic or as a memory check before a test or exam.
Child Development: Coursework Guide by Valerie Hall and Heather Brennand
Useful for the child study. Gives ideas on layout and how to go about the study.
Babies & Toddlers by Caroline Young
Useful for suggestions for activities for child study visits.
Child Development: Essentials by Letts and Lonsdale
All of these books will be available in lesson times and copies can also be found in a specialist section in the LRC. Please ask Mrs A Poole or Mrs L Kirkland for assistance.
For assistance with – Child Study – coursework go to school network on the student drive (O:\child_development).
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