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The Marlborough Science Academy

Child Development

Child Development Key Stage 4

Students who choose to study Child Development at Key Stage 4 will follow the Cambridge National vocational qualification at Level 1/Level 2 in Child Development course.

All students study three mandatory topics:

  • Health and well-being for child development
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  • Understand the development norms of a child from birth to five years

Areas studied include:

  • Play
  • Feeding
  • The child’s needs
  • Safety
  • Physical development
  • Emotional development
  • Intellectual development
  • Social development
  • The family
  • Support for the family
  • Playgroups and care facilities for the child

 

The types of tasks that students will complete include:

  • The possibility of looking after a virtual baby
  • Observation of young children
  • Presentations to class
  • Group work

The course is assessed through:

  • Controlled Assessment                                                                                                                                    There are two tasks covering different aspects of the course:                                                          Understanding the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years, worth 25% of the final grade                                                                                                                                              Understand the development of a child from birth to five years, worth 25% of the final grade

 

  • Examination                                                                                                                                                           One 1 hour and 15 minute examination on health and wellbeing for child development worth 50% of   the final grade

 

The Child Development course equips students with the skills to be able to start a career in any of the caring professions, nursing, social work, child minder etc. It is also a good starting point for the GNVQ Health and Social Care course or CACHE course in Child Development.