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Cirencester Deer Park School

Cirencester Deer Park School

Child Development

Child Development is an exciting Level 1/2 Cambridge National course (equivalent to a GCSE) that includes a study of a child. Pupils will study the physical, social and intellectual of the child from conception to the age of five years old. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society and to work in a variety of contexts.

This course consists of three units and you will learn these units through a variety of teaching styles, including observing young children.

Unit RO57

Health and well-being for child development

Unit RO58

Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

Unit RO59

Understand the development of a child from one to five years

 

Pupils are assessed through:

  1. Written Paper  80 marks - 50%
    1 hour 15 mins. 6-8 compulsory questions comprised of short answer, structured and free response questions. Some questions may include stimulus material.
  2. Research Task: Equipment and Nutrition  60 marks - 25%
    The Research Task must be completed under supervision within the classroom and should occupy approximately 30 hours of supervised time. Requires research completed outside of lesson time.
  3. Child Study: Child Development  60 marks - 25%
    The Child Study must be completed under supervision within the classroom and should occupy approximately 30 hours of supervised time. Also requires pupils to put in their own time.