Students have the opportunity to choose Child Development for their short course option in year 9, then continue to study the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Child Development. When students start their Child Development journey in Year 9. They will study a variety of key themes and topics that will provide the students with a foundation of knowledge ready for Year 10. These topics include Growth and Development, Pre-Natal Health, Importance of Play and Nurseries.
When students enter Year 10, they will start the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Child Development. As part of this course, students will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge in areas such as children’s growth and development, learning through play and supporting children to play, learn and develop.
Assessment Information – KS3
In year 9, students will complete at least one summative assessment per half-term. These will range in styles to equip the students with a variety of skills. Assessment methods include leaflets, presentations, extended writing and case study exam questions. These assessment methods give students the necessary skills and experience to help them produce effective responses to Pearson Set Assignments in KS4.
Assessment Information – KS4
Students will be assessed by internal Pearson Set Assignments (controlled assessment) and externally assessed written exams.
Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment that is designed to demonstrate student’s application of knowledge around Children’s growth and development and learning through play.
Component 3 is assessed through a 2-hour written exam worth 60 marks. This requires students to draw on theories, knowledge, and concepts from across the whole qualification.
"I like child development because it is fun. We learn in a variety of ways to understand how individuals grow and how we can support them when they get older."