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.
Following the Government announcements, we've taken the decision to close the school until further notice. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone as we all make personal sacrifices for the greater good of the nation. Where possible, we've tried to contact parents and carers who registered as Key Workers, those with vulnerable children, or who collect Free School Meals. If we have not managed to contact you, here is some further information:
Children of Key Workers
If you need support with childcare because both parents of the child(ren) are critical key workers, then we will do our best to support you while you're on the frontline. This school is now closed, however, we have designated schools within the White Horse Federation that are still operating as hubs. We will organise childcare for your child(ren) at one of these locations. Please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who are Vulnerable
The White Horse Federation has deemed vulnerable children to be those without adequate care or protection at home or with significant health needs. Given the current Government guidance at this point in time, we deem the safest place to be at the parent's or carer's home. If you believe this is not the case for your child(ren), then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who collect Free School Meals
We are making every effort to ensure children who collect Free School Meals have access to food. To that effect we will be supplying parents and carers of children who collect Free School Meals with vouchers to cover the cost of 20 days’ worth of lunches from Tuesday 24th March through to Monday 4th May. The vouchers are ordered and we are currently awaiting receipt of them before the end of the week. We have contact details of those who are registered as receiving Free School Meals and will contact you directly. If you're concerned that we don't have your details, then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
We will endeavour to continue the learning for all our children despite these setbacks. You should know that the teaching staff at your school have worked tirelessly both day and night to manage this situation to the best of our ability. Our nation is triumphant against adversity, and we have every confidence we will return to our normal lives as soon as possible. Please take care of yourself and loved ones while we all work through this together.