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Child Development GCSE

Course Title : Child Developent
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Qualification :GCSE
Grade Range :A*-G

Aims of the course

  • To promote an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the child up to 5 years of age.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of skills required for child development.
  • To examine issues that affects the quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity.

What will I study? – Course Outline

  • Family and child
  • Food and health
  • Pregnancy
  • Physical Development
  • Intellectual Development
  • Social and Emotional Development

How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?

Pupils learn by:

  • Observing a child following set criteria for gathering information.
  • Being responsible for the interactive baby.
  • Watching and discussing topical programmes related to all aspects of the subject.
  • Role play/discussion

Pupils acquire skills in:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Information and Communication technology
  • Working with Others
  • Improving Own learning and Performance

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 1 – Written Paper (40%)
  • Unit 2 – Child Study (30%)
  • Unit 3 – Child Focused Task (30%)

Progression following this course. What’s next?

  • AS/A2 Health and social care
  • AS/A Psychology/Sociology
  • BTEC Caring

Future career opportunities

  • Nursing
  • Nursery nurse
  • Playgroup leader
  • Nanny
  • Teacher
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Paediatric Nurse

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