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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. This course enables learners to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Child Development, to include health and well-being, creating a safe environment, the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years, and the development of children from birth to five years. 

As a Cambridge National course, the assessment consists of two pieces of coursework (each worth 25% of the course) and one exam (worth 50%). 

The grading for the course follows the Cambridge National:

GCSE Cambridge National
8 Level 2 Distinction*
7 Level 2 Distinction
6 Level 2 Merit
4 Level 2 Pass
3 Level 1 Pass
2 Level 1 Merit
1 Level 1 Pass