Child Development

Key Stage 4
GCSE Child Development-AQA 4582


This specification helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of child development issues in a diverse society and enables them to work in a variety of contexts. They will develop skills and knowledge which are relevant and can be transferred to other settings.

Assessment

Unit 1

Written paper(45801)

1hour and 30 minutes

100 marks

40%

6-8 compulsory questions comprised of short answer, structured and free response questions.

Unit 2

Research task(45802)

30 marks

20%

The research task must be completed under supervision within the classroom.

It involves students researching and completing a task in 7 hours.

Unit 3

Child study(45803)

60 Marks-40%

The child study must be completed under supervision within the classroom and should occupy 20 hours of supervised time.

Students will observe and carryout a child study over four visits.

 

Course Content

Title of unit

Content

Parenthood

The family

Planning for a family

Preparing for the baby

Provision of a safe environemt

Pregnancy

Reproduction

Pre-conceptual care

Pregnancy

Preparation for birth

Labour and birth

Newborn baby

Postnatal care

Diet, health and care of the child

A healthy diet

Feeding a baby

Weaning

Feeding a young child

Food related problems

Child care

Child health

Development of the child

Development

Physical development

Intellectual development

Social and emotional development

Learning and play

Support for the parent and child

Types of support available

Child care provision

Educational and developmental provision


For further information check AQA website


Course Plan

2016-17 Course Plans PARENTS child dev year 10 (pdf)

2016-17 Course Plans PARENTS child dev year 11 (pdf)

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