This course covers work on family, pregnancy, parenthood, and the development of the child. We cover all aspects of child development from the beginning of life through to the first year of school. Child development suits students interested in careers in the caring services, the health service, teaching, and child care.
How to form successful relationships.
The importance of a stable family unit.
Pregnancy, parenthood, and the physical, mental, and emotional development of the child.
Nutrition and play and health service provision.
Students will also consider the experience of people with disabilities within the community.
The coursework involves two tasks: a study of a child under 5 years and an in-depth research task.
Students must have access to a child they can study for the coursework. The study starts in Easter in year 10 and six visits are undertaken over a six-month period. The ability to meet deadlines, organise, and collate written work is essential.
Qualification: GCSE Home Economics Child Development
The course is a useful foundation for A-level psychology, GCSE psychology, and GCSE health and social care, as well as for responsible parenthood.
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This course covers work on parenthood, pregnancy, development and care of the child. It would suit students interested in careers in the caring services, the Health Service, teaching and child care.
It covers all aspects of child development from the beginning of life through to the first year of school. Students study how to form successful relationships; the importance of a stable family unit; pregnancy; parenthood; the physical, mental and emotional development of the child; nutrition; play and health service provision. Students will also consider the experience of people with disabilities within the community.
The course is a useful foundation for 'A' level Psychology, GCSE Psychology, GCSE Health and Social Care, as well as for responsible parenthood.
Qualification: GCSE Home Economics Child Development (4582)
Exam Board: AQA
Examination: 40% (Unit 1)
Coursework: 60% (Units 2 & 3)
Terms 1-3: Parenthood
Planning a Family
Labour & Birth
Terms 4-6: Development of the Child
Toys & Play
Terms 1-3: Care of the Child
Feeding & weaning
A healthy diet
Clothing & equipment
Terms 4-6: Support for Parent & Child
Child care provision
Early years education
The coursework has two units to complete. The ability to meet deadlines, organise and collate written work is essential.
Unit 2: In-depth research task
30 marks - 20%
The Research Task is completed under controlled assessment conditions in the lessons.
Students will be given a topic set by the exam board to research and present their findings.
Unit 3: Observational Child Study
60 marks - 40%
Students must have access to a child under 5 years who they can study for this Coursework.
The study is carried out between April Y10 and December. During this time five observational visits are undertaken in students own time and written up under controlled assessment conditions in lessons.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.