Child Development

Subject:

Child Development

Head of Department:

Kelly Swift

Exam board: OCR

Syllabus code and title: J441 Home Economics – Child Development

Content:

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y9

Family & parenting

Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y9

Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Physical development

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y9

Nutrition & Health

Intellectual, social & emotional development

Community support

Safety

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y10

Family & parenting

Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y10

Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Physical development

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y10

Nutrition & Health

Intellectual, social & emotional development

Community support

Safety

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y11

Child Study – Controlled Coursework

Pre- public examination – Revision of all topics

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y11

Investigation – Short Task – Controlled Coursework

Pre-public examination – Revisions of all topics

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y11

Revision of all topics :

Family & parenting

Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Physical development

Nutrition & Health

Intellectual, social & emotional development

Community support

Safety

How we assess students:

The course is made up of four controlled tasks and a final examination.  There are 4 pieces of controlled coursework which contribute to 60% of the final marks The first task is Child Study which includes an in-depth study of a child or group of children (30%).  The other three are tasks in which the student investigates subjects relating to Child Development (10% each).  The final written examination is worth 40% of the final grade.

Students are assessed in a variety of ways throughout the coursework including – group tasks, individual essay style questions, individual projects and end of term written tests.

Students use an exercise book to support written notes and are required to keep a folder of evidence, alongside the formal pieces of controlled coursework.  All students are also given an orange book that includes information and facts on the development of a child. It is used in lessons and homework as a resource and tasks for students to complete are also included.

How homework is set:

Homework is set in a variety of ways, essay questions, research, revision and working on mini projects and assignments.

How parents/carers can support their child:

All students need access to a 0-5 Year old child to complete their  child study.

Useful links:

www.ocr.org.uk/

Reading list: