Child Development

Classroom 100

Child Development covers a child’s development from conception until the age of five. The four different areas of development are looked at: physical, intellectual, emotional and social.

Staff

Mrs H Wright | Subject Leader | House Champion | Health and Social Care

The GCSE curriculum

Child Development is offered to pupils as a GCSE subject in Years 10 and 11.  It is graded from A* – G.

The WJEC syllabus – Home Economics – Child Development is followed.

The course is split into three units:

Unit 1: Principles of Child Development (40%)

Written Paper: 1½ hours, 80 marks
One paper which will be externally set and marked, targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.
The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from all areas of the specification and will assess the quality of written communication.

Unit 2: Child Study (30%)

Controlled Assessment, 60 marks
One task to be selected from a bank of three tasks set by WJEC, to include investigation and production focusing on a child’s development.
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the first half of the course.
Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

Unit 3: Child Focused Task (30%)

Controlled Assessment, 60 marks
One task to be selected from a bank of two tasks set by WJEC, to include researching, planning, making and evaluating.
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the second half of the course.
Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.