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Curriculum

Child Development

Child Development is studied at Key Stage 4 with the OCR examination board.

Students can achieve a Level 1 and Level 2 award - from a Level 1 grade Pass to Level 2 Distinction*. The course is 60% non-examined assessment (NEA) and spilt into 2 pieces of coursework. Students are able to research the set assignment tasks for a scenario, such as a nursery setting, and produce independent work from your findings. The examination is taken at the end of the 2-year course and is worth 40%. Students develop the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to create the best conditions for a child’s development and well-being.

Teaching Staff:

 

‚ÄčAll students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

Unit Topics

RO57: Health & wellbeing for child development

Exam 40% (taken in the June exam series of year 11)

  • Pre-conception health and reproduction
  • Antenatal care and preparation for birth
  • Health and well-being for child development
  • Childhood illnesses and a child safe environment

RO58: Creating a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

Year 10 NEA (Coursework) 30%

  • Creating a safe environment in a childcare setting
  • Choosing suitable equipment for a childcare setting
  • Nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  • Creating a safe environment in a childcare setting
  • Choosing suitable equipment for a childcare setting
  • Nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

RO59: Understand the development of a child from one to five years

Year 11 NEA (Coursework) 30%

  • Physical, intellectual, and social development norms from one to five years
  • Stages and types of play and how play benefits development
  • Observe the development of a child aged one to five years

 More information, and the full specification visit the link: Cambridge Nationals - Child Development Level 1/Level 2 - J809 - OCR