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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

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Welcome to the Child Development

GCSE Child Development

Aims

Students will:

  • understand pregnancy, parental responsibilities and young children’s overall needs;
  • understand how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle;
  • develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs in a multicultural society;
  • increase their knowledge and understanding of relevant technological and scientific developments;
  • develop a critical and analytical approach to decision making and problem solving;
  • examine issues that affect the quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity;
  • evaluate decisions so that they develop as informed and discerning consumers;
  • make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices; and
  • engage actively in studying child development to develop as effective and independent students.

 

Unit 1 Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth 30%

Written paper 1 hour 15 mins

Worth 75 marks

The paper includes multiple-choice, short and structured questions and questions requiring extended writing.

Unit 2 Child Development (0–5 Years) 30%

Written paper 1 hour 15 mins

Worth 75 marks

The paper includes multiple-choice, short and structured questions and questions requiring extended writing.

Unit 3 Controlled Assessment 40%

Controlled Assessment

Internally assessed and externally moderated

Students complete one task from a choice of two. The task has the following parts:

Part A: Analysis and Justification

Part B: Secondary Research and Analysis of Own Viewpoint

Part C: Conclusions and Evaluation of Parts A and B

Part D: Planning and Outcome

Part E: Evaluation of Planning and Outcome

Students mark the task, and we moderate the results.

 

Career possibilities:

  • Nursing
  • Childcare
  • Further study- Health and Social Care in St Mary’s at A Level
  • Health promotion
  • Midwifery
  • Health Visitor
  • Teacher
  • Classroom assistant