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 Child Development 

Key Stage 4 Child Development


GCSE Child Development is delivered by Mrs Gault and Miss Sloan and is a fantastic course that students are incredibly enthusiastic about and this is reflected in the excellent GCSE results that pupils have achieved.


GCSE Child Development is a unitised course.  There are three units, two external examinations and one controlled assessment unit.


The specification allows students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relating to:

  • family, pregnancy and the responsibilities of being a parent;

  • birth and caring for a newborn baby;

  • diet and lifestyle choices and their impact;

  • the dietary and developmental needs of young children; and

  • the health and well-being of young children.


The specification delivered offers students the opportunity to develop the Cross-Curricular Skills and the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities, which allow them to progress to other courses of study or employment.  Many students go on to study A Level Health & Social Care.

Specification Summary:

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