GCSE CHILD DEVELOPMENT
CCEA GCSE Syllabus
WHAT YOU WILL BE LEARNING
Students will learn about the birth and subsequent development of the child. They will be given opportunities to investigate, organise, communicate and evaluate using different skills. They will learn theories about the family, how a child grows and learns and they will study different ethical, cultural and social issues in our society. However an equally important aspect to this GCSE is the practical experience the students obtain by actually going into a child care setting and gaining work experience there.
The course content is as follows:
· FAMILY LIFE
· STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND FACTORS AFFECTING
· DIET & HEALTH
· CHOICE & MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Written Paper: 60%
Coursework (Child Study): 40%
Child development teaches many skills that are invaluable for life, including how to look after a family. However it also lays a good foundation for careers as classroom assistants, nursery workers, midwives, social workers and any of the caring professions.