Child Development

Learning Sequence Overview

Key Stage 4

Sequence of Learning KS4

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

The course comprises of an external exam and also two school based controlled assessments.

KS4 Intervention Programme

As required pupils may need to attend intervention at lunchtimes or afterschool in order to complete coursework tasks, develop their knowledge of topic areas or in preparation for examinations.

GCSE Specification

The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development – The grading is Distinction* to Pass (equivalent of 9-4).

R018: Health and well-being for child development.

This underpins all of the learning in this qualification. Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, postnatal provision, conditions for development, childhood illnesses and child safety. Knowledge gained would be of use for further studies in PHSE, Biology and other child development qualifications.

Written paper OCR-set and marked (worth 50% of the overall course)

1 hour and 15 minutes – 80 marks

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.

Students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. This topic will also cover nutrition and hygiene practices and students will be given the opportunity to investigate feeding solutions, comparing these to nutritional requirements and evaluating the outcomes. Evaluation skills are developed, which would be of use in further studies in a number of areas. Assignment set in school which includes practical tasks (25%)

R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.

Students will gain an understanding of the development norms from birth to five years and the stages and benefits of play. Students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This topic will include researching, planning and carrying out activities with a child and observing and evaluating these activities, as well as comparing the child to the expected development norms. Researching, planning, observing and evaluating skills would be useful in further studies as these are transferable skills and could be applied to many subject areas.

Assignment set in school which includes practical tasks (25%).

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Cambridge National Level 1/2 Child Development

Pupils can expect to be set homework on a weekly basis. This will take the form of exam style questions, research and preparation for the controlled assessment tasks; parents and carers checking and helping their children with these tasks would be extremely helpful and worthwhile to the progress of their child.