Home Economics – Child Development

AIM OF COURSE

 

This course focuses on the study of the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of young children from conception to the age of five years. It encourages knowledge and understanding of pregnancy, the needs of young children, the roles and responsibilities of parents, and the social and environmental influences affecting family life.

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE

 

Unit 1: Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth         1hr written exam  20%

 

In this unit you will study topics such as parenthood and responsibilities, pregnancy, healthy diet during pregnancy and birth

 

 

Unit 2: Child Development (0-5yrs)                          1hr written exam  20%

 

In this unit you will study topics such as the new born baby,

  • the physical development of the child up to five years old,
  • the intellectual development of the child up to five years old
  • the social and emotional development of the child up to five years old
  • childcare provision
  • sources of support
  • safety, first aid and childhood diseases
  • choosing clothes and shoes for young children
  • weaning and dietary needs of the child

 

Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Task                                    Project            40%

 

Unit 4: Controlled Assessment Short Task                          Assignment     20%

 

CAREER IMPLICATIONS

 

This GCSE has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for either further training, further education or for moving into employment mainly within the Child care sector.

 

Post 16 pathways include ‘A’ level Home Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Advanced Health and Social Care.