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Harlington Upper School

GCSE/Cam Nat - Child Development

For those taking KS4 exams in June 2018

OCR Cambridge Nationals

This qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

There are two centre assessed units with practical task-based assessment opportunities, as well as an examined unit covering topics such as: responsibilities of parenthood, contraception and reproduction, antenatal, health, delivery, postnatal checks, illnesses and child safety

All students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

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

Important: The Y11 controlled assessment takes the form of a Child Study and it is, therefore, necessary for all students who wish to take this course to have access to child under five years of age that they can visit and observe over a period of time. The other element of the controlled assessment takes place in Y10 and consists of s short research task.

For those taking KS4 exams in June 2017

GCSE

This course focuses on the development of children from conception to the age of five. It also puts into perspective the importance of the family and the nature of relationships, related to the roles and responsibilities of parenthood. The subject content is divided into five units:

1. Parenthood
2. Pregnancy
3. Diet, health and care of the child
4. Development of the child
5. Support for the parent and child

Important: The Y11 controlled assessment takes the form of a Child Study and it is, therefore, necessary for all students who wish to take this course to have access to child under five years of age that they can visit and observe over a period of time. The other element of the controlled assessment took place in Y10 and consists of s short research task.

For further information please see Mrs Kemp or Mrs Martin in the Food & Textiles area.