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Year 11

Subject: Child Development GCSE

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.

 

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination

KS4

Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 11

Autumn 1st half term

Controlled Assessment - Task 3: Buying toys.

Playing with toys is an important part in every child’s development.

Plan and carry out an investigation into the aspects that should be considered when buying the three named types of toy for a two to three year old.

 

You must investigate a:

  • Tricycle
  • Playhouse
  • Puzzle

Choose a range of appropriate factors to investigate, to help your comparison of the named toys.

Include the resources required to carry out the task

Clearly record and display all results, using them as evidence on which to base conclusions.

Written evidence must be included to support the work carried out.

Evaluate your work.  (10% of final grade).

 

Preparation for pregnancy and birth:

  • Reproduction
  • Development of embryo and foetus
  • Infertility
  • Health and well-being in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy
  • Ante-natal provision

 

Autumn 2nd half term

Preparation for pregnancy and birth (continued):

  • Birth
  • Preparing for the baby
  • Post-natal care

Revision of physical, intellectual, emotional and social development

 

Year 11 mock examination and preparation

 

Spring 1st half term

Intellectual, emotional and social development (continued)

  • Conditions for intellectual development
  • The development of language linked to speech problems and pre-reading skills
  • Conditions for emotional development
  • Learning through play
  • Choice of appropriate toys

 

Nutrition and health:

  • Feeding the newborn baby
  • Bottle feeding
  • Mixed feeding
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy eating
  • A balanced diet
  • Diet-related issues
  • Food preparation
  • Response to infection
  • Immunisation
  • Caring sick children

 

Spring 2nd half term

Nutrition and health (continued)

  • As above

Community support:

  • Daycare provision
  • The community
  • Voluntary agencies
  • Services for children and families
  • Children with special needs
  • Caring for children with special needs

 

Summer 1st half term

Revision of all aspects of the course including:

  • Physical development
  • Intellectual, social and emotional development
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Community Support
  • Family and Parenting

 

Summer 2nd half term

 

 

Controlled assessment/Coursework

 

Task 1: A healthy lifestyle is essential for a pregnant mother and her unborn baby.

Plan and product a booklet or fact sheets to be given to a first time mother.

Include the resources required to carry out the task.

Written evidence must be included to support the work carried out.

Evaluate your work. (10% of final grade).

 

Task 2: Breast and bottle feeding.

There is a wide variety of opinions about breast and bottle feeding.

Plan and produce a magazine article that compares breast and bottle feeding to help mothers make informed decisions.

Include the resources required to carry out the task.

Written evidence must be included to support the work carried out.

Evaluate your work. (10% of final grade).

 

Task 3: Buying toys.

Playing with toys is an important part in every child’s development.

Plan and carry out an investigation into the aspects that should be considered why buying the three names types of toy for a two to three year old.

You must investigate a:

  • Tricycle
  • Playhouse
  • Puzzle

 

Choose a range of appropriate factors to investigate, to help your comparison of the names toys.

Include the resources required to carry out the task

Clearly record and display all results, using them as evidence on which to base conclusions.

Written evidence must be included to support the work carried out.

Evaluate your work.  (10% of final grade).

 

Task 4: To research, analyse and evaluate and area of development in a child under five (30% of final grade)

 

Tasks 1, 2 and 3 are completed during Year 10.  Task 4 is completed during Year 10 and finalised during the first half of the Autumn term in Year 11.

 

Websites to support learning:

 

www.echalk.co.uk

username: echalk9@wsgfl.org.uk

password: echalk

 

Go to biology and within that there are a number of areas that look at some aspects of child development.

 

http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/resource/age/subject/topic.cfm?age=Age Range 14-16&subject=Health%20and%20social%20care

 

http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/resource/age/subject/topic.cfm?age=Age Range 14-16&subject=Human%20physiology%20and%20health

 

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home/vtc-ks4-home/vtc-ks4-health_and_social_care

 

 

Revision guides will be available for purchase.

 

Planned Support:

 

Support is available after school by arrangement with Mrs Shepheard or via email to Mrs Shepheard who will be happy to respond to any queries sent to –

jshepheard@theacademyselsey-tkat.org