This course will inspire and enthuse students to consider a career in early years, or related sectors, where knowledge of child development is relevant.
What will students study:
OCR Cambridge National Level 1 / Level 2
Health and well-being for child development- Assessed through an exam worth 50%
Equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years- Assessed through four assignments worth 25%
Development of a child from birth to five years- Assessed through four assignments worth 25%.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Applied General Certificate for Early Years, Childcare and Education
01: The role of the early years, childcare and education practitioner
02: Human development from conception to 19 years
03: Key legislation, policy and procedures
04: Statutory educational frameworks
05: Play and learning
How can I support my child in this subject?
Encourage your child to complete the weekly homework task which is set on Classcharts. Engage in conversation about what they have been learning in class and perhaps offer your experience as a parent with small children, this will all help to consolidate a lot of what they are learning. The following revision book is also recommended:
KS4 Year 11: My Revision Notes: Cambridge National Level 1/2 Child Development
Celebrating success in this subject
Bronze and silver awards are given for effort, classwork and homework. Postcards are sent home to acknowledge consistent outstanding attitude.
Many students who take Child Development go on to study a Level 3 qualification at 6th/college or are doing an apprenticeship at a local nursery.