Weobley High – Child Development
Child Development is an optional subject at Key Stage 4 and it is taught for 2/3 lessons per week throughout years 10 and 11.
The specification consists of three main sections;
- Unit 1. Written Paper
- Unit 2. Research Task
- Unit 3. Child Study
The subject content includes a varied range of topics such as;
- Diet, health and care of the child
- Development of the child
- Support for the parent and child
The Child Study
This is a very important part of the course and it accounts for 40% of the marks. It is the candidate’s responsibility to find a child to study that is under the age of five years. The candidate must be able to visit the child on five separate occasions over a six month period.
GCSE Child Development is a valuable course for those thinking of careers in nursing, midwifery, early years teaching, childcare etc.