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 three 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 9

Autumn term: Understanding reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood (exam content).

Spring term:  Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth (exam content).

Summer term:  Child Safety and Nutritional Guidelines for children from birth to five years (coursework).

Year 10

Autumn term:  Understanding key factors when choosing equipment for children from birth to five years (coursework).

Spring term:  Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development, and childhood illnesses (exam content).

Summer term:  GCSE exam & feeding solutions for children (coursework).


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 Certificate in Health & Social Care
(course running From September 2020)

Please refer to the Post 16 Course Directory 2020-22 for KS5 information by clicking here.

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