Subject Team: Lesley Taylor
General subject statement:
Child Development is a subject currently delivered to GCSE. The specifications for this qualification change for 2016/17, so the current Year 11 are the last group completing this qualification.
Child Development is a subject which is particularly valuable for any young person considering working in the health, social or educational sectors.
Exam board: OCR
Overview of topics covered:
- Areas of Development ages 0-5 – Physical (growth, gross motor and fine manipulation skills, sensory development), Intellectual (language, cognition and play), Emotional and Social
- The family and Society
- Safety and childhood illnesses
Exam information: This qualification is assessed by four controlled assignments and an examination:
- Short Task 1: Factsheet – Ensuring a Healthy Pregnancy (20 marks)
- Short Task 2: Magazine article – Feeding Baby: Breast versus Bottle (20 marks)
- Short Task 3: Investigation – comparing commercial and home made baby foods (20 marks)
- Child Study (4): Longitudinal study of a 0-5 year old relating to an area of development (60 marks)
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