Header Image
Home / Students / GCSE Curriculum / Child Development

Child Development

Course Details

This is a very interesting and enjoyable course, with a focus on how young children learn, grow and develop. The course includes elements which are biological, psychological and sociological. Students will study the development and needs of children from conception to the age of five.

Students study the following topics:

  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy
  • Diet, Health and Care of the Child
  • Development of the child
  • Support for the parent and child

The course will assess students’ understanding in three ways

  • A written exam paper (1 ½ hrs): 40%
  • A research task completed under supervision in the classroom: 20%
  • A child study completed under supervision in the classroom: 40%