Child Development Legacy Specification

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Child Development Cambridge National Level 2

Course details

This GCSE is studied for 5 hours per fortnight. It consists of two controlled assessments. A research task in Year 10, which will account for 20% of the final GCSE grade. In Year 11, students will complete a Child Study which has a 40% weighting and an exam which contains a range of question styles from all of the topics studies during the course, which also has a 40% weighting.

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy
  • Diet, health and care of the child
  • Development of the child
  • Support for the parent and child

Aims of the course

  • To understand how life begins and a child develops and changes throughout their childhood
  • To develop an understanding of human needs within society including how we can help to provide a safe environment for children
  • To have knowledge of relevant technological and scientific developments in reproduction and child health care
  • To develop a critical approach to decision making
  • To examine issues that affect the quality of human life

Course Text Book

It is advisable to purchase a text book which will help with revision and tips on how to complete controlled assessment.

Collins GCSE Home Economics Child Development Janet Stearns and Mark Walsh ISBN:9780007350568

If you are considering teaching, Midwifery or the Child Care profession, this is an ideal building block for you.