Child Development

Child Development ppt Curriculum Choices 2019

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below.  During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards CD YEAR 9

Minimum Expected Standards CD YEAR 10

 

Cambridge National Child Development

Year 9

UNIT R018

LO1 Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood

LO2 Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth

LO3 Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development

LO4 Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses

LO5 Know about child safety

 

Year 10

R019

LO1 Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from

birth to 12 months

LO2 Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for children from

one to five years

LO3 Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth

to five years

LO4 Be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from

birth to five years

 

Year 11

UNIT R020

LO1 Understand the physical, intellectual and social development norms from

birth to five years

LO2 Understand the benefits of learning through play

LO3 Be able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area

with a child from birth to five years

LO4 Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen

developmental area with a child from birth to five years

 

Course Content

Cambridge National Child Development is a new course for 2017.
This is a replacement to the old GCSE Child Development that we have offered in the past.

This qualification is for learners who wish to develop knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theory elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in a range of areas.

The theory part of the course will cover a range of topics including:

  1. Understanding reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood
  2. Understanding antenatal care and preparation for birth
  3. Understanding postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development
  4. Understanding how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses
  5. Know about child safety

These topics will be taught in years 9 and 10.

Assessment

In terms of assessment, there are 3 components.

The first component is a written exam based on the Health and Well-Being for Child Development. This is worth 50% of the final grade. This will be taken at the end of year 11. This exam is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

The second and third components are coursework where the student must create a portfolio to show their understanding in the following areas. This is also worth 50% of the final grade.

Assessment 1: Understanding the Equipment and Nutritional Needs of Children from Birth to Five Years (this is 25% of the final grade)

Students will be expected to investigate the different equipment and nutritional requirements of children from birth to five years. On completion of this unit, students will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding, through a practical activity, to show how the needs are met to promote the well-being and development of a child. They will cover the following areas;

  • Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies
  • Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for children
  • Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children
  • Able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children

Students will have 10 hours to complete this task.

 

Assessment 2: Understanding the Development of a Child from Birth to Five Years (this is 25% of the final grade)

Students will be expected to investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms. On completion of this unit, students will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding, through practical activities, to show how play affects the development of individual children.

 They will cover the following areas;

  • Understand the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms
  • Understand the benefits of learning through play
  • Able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child
  • Able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child

The students will have 10 hours to complete this task.

Skills Required

Organisational skills are essential for this course, to ensure that they use their time efficiently in and outside of the classroom.

Future Pathways

This course will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.