Year 11

Curriculum Area: Technology – Home Economics Child Development

Examination Specification: OCR J441

Overview of Course Content

Description of activities


This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Family and parenting
  • Preparation for pregnancy and birth
  • Physical development
  • Nutrition and health
  • Intellectual, social and emotional development of a child under 5
  • Community support


Learning will be assessed by:

  • Unit B011 – 30% - Controlled Assessment: short tasks.  These are divided into three short research projects which are each worth 10%
  • Unit B012 – 30% - Coursework – A Child Study Task.  This will involve a series of observations and a detailed report on the development of a child under 5 years old.
  • Unit B013 – 40 % - A single 1 ½ hour examination covering all aspects of the coursework content listed above.

Half Term


Overview of controlled assessment/coursework (if relevant)

Autumn 1

Revision of family and parenting.

Preparation for pregnancy and birth including: foetal development, infertility, antenatal provision, birth and post natal care.


Continuation of Child Study task (30%)

Autumn 2

Physical development including: needs of the newborn, clothing, child safety.


Revision preparation for mock examination

Continuation of Child Study task (30%)



Mock examination

Spring 1

Nutrition and health including: feeding the newborn, weaning, nutrition and diet related issues, immunisation and caring for sick children.


Spring 2

Community support including: daycare provision, voluntary agencies, services for children and families and children with special needs.

Mock examination

Summer 1

Examination preparation


Summer 2

Examination preparation

Final examination