Child Development and Health & Social Care

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Child Development and Health and Social Care Department

Subject Leader Child Development and Health & Social Care Miss C Hurley


OCR has designed a new certificate in Child Development which has been designed to fit into the curriculum and form a key part of students' Progress 8 and Attainment 8 approved subjects.

This course has been specifically designed for students across the ability range so that they are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities.  Child Development is a two year course and covers the developmental needs of young children from conception to five years.

The work covers every aspect of the development of the child, physical, intellectual, emotional and social within the framework of the family and the community.  It allows a student to gain an informed understanding of adult responsibilities and roles towards children.

It consists of 3 units: one examined and two internally assessed and externally moderated, comprising of 50% for the exam and 25% for the other two units.

Course Outline:

Year 10

Autumn term: Understanding reproduction and roles and responsibilities of parenthood, and child safety (exam content). Also cover Nutritional Guidelines (coursework).

Spring term: Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth, and understanding postnatal checks, provision and conditions for development (exam content). Also cover choosing equipment for babies from birth to five years (coursework).

Summer term: Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses (exam content) and be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years (coursework). Their GCSE exam will take place this term.

Year 11

Autumn term:  Understanding physical, intellectual and social developmental norms and benefits of learning through play (coursework).

Spring term:  Planning different play activities for children and carrying them out and evaluating (coursework).

Key Stage 5

KS5 Cambridge Technical EXTENDED Certificate in Health & Social Care

Please refer to the Post 16 Course Directory 2022-24 for KS5 information by clicking here.

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