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Cirencester Deer Park School

Cirencester Deer Park School

Child Development

Child Development is an exciting GCSE course that includes a study of a child. Pupils will study the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development 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 five units and you will learn these units through a variety of teaching styles, including observing young children.

Unit 1

Parenthood

Unit 2

Pregnancy

Unit 3

Diet, health and the care of the child

Unit 4

Development of the child

Unit 5

Support for the Parent and the child

 

Pupils are assessed through:

  1. Written Paper  100 marks - 40%
    1 hour 30 mins. 6-8 compulsory questions comprised of short answer, structured and free response questions. Some questions may include stimulus material.
  2. Research Task  30 marks - 20%
    The Research Task must be completed under supervision within the classroom and should occupy approximately 7 hours of supervised time. Requires research completed outside of lesson time.
  3. Child Study  60 marks - 40%
    The Child Study must be completed under supervision within the classroom and should occupy approximately 20 hours of supervised time. Also requires pupils to put in their own time.