|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|H&S||Child Development||Mrs W. McArthur||Kingsley Building|
The skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to other settings, enhancing career opportunities and providing a satisfying course of study for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds.
There are 3 units within this course, unit one is assessed in 1 hour 30 mins – 40% of overall grade and sat in June.
Unit 2 is an independent research task set by AQA and is worth 20% of the overall grade.
Unit 3 is an independent Child Study and worth 40% of overall grade.
Students MUST have a child to study who is under 5 years of age by the end of the study.
Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
GCSE courses based on encouraging students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
GCSE specifications in child development enable students to
• actively engage in the processes of child development and to develop as effective and independent learners .
• develop their knowledge and understanding of children’s needs .
• develop their knowledge and understanding of parenthood, pregnancy, diet, health and care of the child, development of the child and support for parents.
• develop a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving and planning.
• examine issues that affect the quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity
How to support your child
Each student will be given a login and password which enables them to access an eLearning program and should be encouraged to log in from home and conduct independent research. This will enable the students to become more proactive in their learning.
Students also should be encouraged to attend interventions that may be offered and attend homework clubs.
Students should also be encouraged to do homework and share with you so you can help to monitor their progress and encourage them. The may need to interview you and family members also on their childhood so encourage them to do this as it will increase their understanding of the topic.