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Child Development is taught at KS4 as a GCSE option. The grades range from a top level of Distinction* at level two to a pass at level one.

This qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

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.

More detail on the specific units can be found below:

R018: Health and well-being for child development

This unit provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood, from pre-conception through antenatal to postnatal care. Students develop an appreciation of the importance of creating the best conditions for a child to thrive.

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

Students learn about the range of equipment and nutritional and hygiene requirements of children from birth to five years, and they demonstrate in a practical activity how these needs are met to promote a child’s development and well-being.

R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years

Students investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years and develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms. They apply and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through practical activities.

 

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)

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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 Poole or Mrs Kirkland for assistance.