GCSE Child Development involves studying the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of babies and young children from conception up to the age of five years.
During the two years you will study many topics such as pregnancy, antenatal care, the care and development of a new born baby, the needs of young children, the roles and responsibilities of parents and the social and environmental influences which affect family life.
2 Examination papers
Each examination paper will last one hour and each is worth 20% of the overall GCSE grade.
One examination is undertaken in June in Year 11 and one is undertaken in June in Year 12:
Unit 1: Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Unit 2: Child Development (0-5 years)
Two Controlled Assessment tasks:
Unit 3: worth 40% of the overall GCSE grade.
Unit 4: worth 20% of the overall GCSE grade.