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
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%)
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.