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:
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.