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Department Leader: Vikki Fraher

The GCSE Child Development course will seek to encourage an understanding of the overall needs of young children and the social and environmental influences that affect their development in a contemporary, changing and multicultural society.  Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of human needs, the interdependence of individuals and groups, and the influence of social, cultural and economic factors.
  • Foster your critical and analytical approach to decision making and problem solving.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills required for the effective and safe management of relevant resources.

Supplies Needed:

You will need general stationary (pens, pencils), and a memory stick would be very helpful. 

Course Content:

B011 – Short Tasks (30%) - Internal

  • Leaflet Task (10%) – Make a leaflet for a pregnant woman
  • Book Task (10%) – Make an educational book for a 4 year old
  • Food Task (10%) – Compare homemade and shop bought baby food

B012 – Child Study Task (30%) - Internal

  • Research, plan and observe activities for a child of your chosen age.
  • Compare this child’s skills to those that are the ‘norm’

B013 – Principles of Child Development (40%) - External (1 hour 30 mins - 80 marks)

  • Family & Parenting
  • Preparation for Pregnancy & Birth
  • Physical Development
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Intellectual, Social & Emotional Development
  • Community Support

Text Book:

OCR GCSE Child Development by Jean Marshall & Sue Stuart ISBN: 9780435849214

Revision Guide:

Collins GCSE Child Development Revision Guide ISBN: 978-1-906415-61-7

Collins GCSE Child Development Revision Workbook ISBN: 978-1-906415-62-4

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