Child Development

Subject Information

This course is a must for anyone who knows they would like to work with children or for those who simply want to learn about families, prgnancy and how a child develops -  physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually up to the age of 5 years old.

There are 6 main areas of study

  • Section 1 - Family and child
  • Section 2 - Food and Health
  • Section 3 - Pregnancy
  • Section 4 - Physical Development
  • Section 6  - Intellectual Development
  • Contact with young children is essential

Subject Informtion

Sumary of assessment

Unit 1: Principles of Child Development (40%)
Written Paper: 1 1/2 hours
80 marks (80 UMS)

One paper which will be externally set and marked, targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.
The Paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from all areas of the specification and will assess the quality of written communication

Unit 2: Child Study (30%)
Controlled Assessment
60 marks (60 UMS)

One task to be selected from a bank of three tasks set by WJEC, to include investigation and production focussing on a childs development
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the first half of the course.
Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

Unit 3: Child focused teask (30%)
Controlled Assessment50 mRKS (60 ums)

One task to be selected from a bank of two set by WJEC, to include researching, planning, making and evaluating.
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the second half of the course.
Internaly assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.