Key Stage 4
Examination board / awarding body: OCR Cambridge National
Why study Child Development?
The physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth that takes place in the first years of a child’s life sets the foundation for success or failure in learning and life. Early childhood is not only astonishingly complex — it’s critically important.
Students will complete an exam unit that includes learning about parental responsibility, pregnancy, birth, childhood illnesses and child safety. Students will complete a coursework unit where they will learn about the equipment needs of babies and children aged up to five. A second coursework unit allows students to learn about the development of children from 0-5 years and allows them to plan activities and complete observations using a range of professional techniques.
Students examination unit is worth 50% of the overall grade. The examination will last 75 minutes and there will be two opportunities to attempt this. Students will complete two coursework units worth 25% each and requires both written evidence and observation of practical skills.