- Business Studies
- Child Development
- Design & Technology
- Film Studies
- Information Technology
- Media Studies
- Physical Education
- PSHE and Citizenship
- Religious Education
- Travel & Tourism
Why this subject?
This course looks at the development of children up to the age of 5 years. You will be encouraged to recognise the importance of a stimulating and caring environment for young children and gain an understanding of their needs within the family and the community.
The course will be of particular interest to those of you who wish to persue a career working with children.
What will you do?
The main topics that you will study during the two years are:
- Family and parenting
- Preperation for pregnancy and birth
- Physical development
- Nutrition and health
- Intellectual, social and emotional development
- Community support
Four pieces of coursework must be completed. These include:
1) Three short tasks all of which are set OCR tasks. All three tasks should demonstrate different practical skills and knowledge.
2) A Child Study Task which will assess a variety of skills. Candidates will choose a set OCR theme as a basis for the study.
How will you be assessed?
At the end of the course you will sit an examination paper which is worth 40% of the final grade. Candidates who achieve D – G grades will be awarded Foundation level 1 and A* – C Intermediate level 2.
The coursework is assessed as follows:-
- Individual task – 30%
- Resources tasks – 30%
For more in-depth information about the Child Development course click here.