H.E. Child Development
GCSE Child Development studies the physical, social and emotional development of a child from birth to the age of 5 years.
The course covers the following items:
- Diet, health and care of a child
- Development of a child
- Support for a parent and child
The final examination in year 11 will test any or all of the above five areas.
The examination will carry 40% of the marks of the course.
In addition to the final examination the pupils will carry out two extremely controlled assessments which together make up 60% of the course.
Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society, and the skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to other settings, enhancing career prospects.