Melksham Oak Learning & Education

Child Development

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.

Course Content

  • 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.

Coursework

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

Exam Board: AQA | Coursework: 60% | Examination: 40%

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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Admissions for 2019/20

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