The Child Development GCSE 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, pregnancy and how a child develops – physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually up to the age of 5 years old. There main areas of study within the course are as follows:
- Family and child
- Food and Health
- Physical Development
- Intellectual Development
- Contact with young children is essential
Summary of Assessment
Unit 1: Principles of Child Development – Written Paper. 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 – Controlled Assessment. One task to be selected from a bank of three tasks set by WJEC, to include investigation and production focussing on a child’s 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 Task – Controlled Assessment. 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. Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.