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Childcare

Child Development GCSE

 
How the course is assessed:
One and a half hour written exam units (40%) and Controlled assignment units (60%) – Child Study 30% and 3 Short Tasks (10% each)
 
Post 16 progression routes:
Child Development Advanced Diploma
Early Years Advanced Diploma
Health and Social Care Advance Diploma
One of your 6 GCSE’s needed to go onto varied A level courses.
 
Other information:
As this has a high percentage of course work you would need to be motivated and organised.
This would be a really good choice if you would like a careers working with children or are thinking of a career in sports coaching, youth work, nursing, social work, midwifery, therapy, teaching or the sports leisure industry. This subject would go well with Biology, PE, Psychology or Business Studies.
 
Student voice:
‘I have learnt so much in this subject and I find interesting as we look at things that I can relate to real life’ A Year 11 Child Development Student
 
EXAMINATION OCR UNIT TITLES
 
FAMILY AND PARENTING
·         Types of families
·         Changing patterns of the family
·         Local authority care
·         Methods of contraception and reasons behind having a family
 
PREPARATION FOR PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
·         Male and female reproductive systems
·         Fertilisation
·         Infertility
·         Pregnancy – antenatal care and provision
·         Preparation for birth
·         Birth
·         Post natal care
 
Nutrition and Health (in specification links to development)
·         Breast or bottle feed?
·         Introducing weaning
·         Encouraging children to have healthy attitudes towards food
·         Function of the major nutrients
·         Importance of healthy eating and its relationship to diet related illnesses
·         The importance of hygienic practice in relation to food preparation at home
 
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
·         The newborn baby
·         Developmental norms
·         Conditions for development
 
INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
·         Conditions for development
·         Stages of intellectual development (communication and language, number skills, reading and writing)
·         Development of social skills (including independence and self-esteem)
 
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
·         The different types of play
·         Benefits of play
·         The development of the stages of play
·         Toys for different stages of development
 
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
·         The need for day care provision
·         The different types of pre school provisions
·         Statutory services for children and families
·         Voluntary services for children and families
·         Effect of special needs/additional needs child on a family
 
Safety (in specification links to development)
·         Safe home
·         Safe garden/outside area
·         Common child accidents
·         Road and car safety
·         Approaches to discipline
 

Controlled Assignment Guides and Resources can be accessed through shared work:W:\Students Shared Work\Child Care\Controlled Assignment Resources

You can also access the Child Development yearly plans by clicking on the icons below.

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