Child Development

Head of Department: Mrs S Tuke
Level of teaching: Key Stage 4

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Course Code: Child Development Level 1 & 2 Certificate – Cambridge National
Exam Board Specification: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/child-development-level-1-2-j818/moving-to-ocr/

Vocational qualifications develop practical skills and knowledge related to an employment area, and are designed to help students learn in a practical way. The qualification will give students the skills needed to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher levels of education. The qualification includes classroom-based and practical activities and is assessed by both written and practical coursework and an exam. This qualification is for students who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology,Sociology and Biology.

All students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

  • Health and well-being for child development
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  • Understand the development norms of a child from birth to five years.
Breakdown of qualification:

Health and well-being for child development

Written paper OCR-set and marked
1 hour and 15 minutes – 80 marks
The question paper consists of two sections, comprising short answer and extended response questions and assesses the quality of written communicationHours spent on unit: 60

Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

Centre assessed tasks (Coursework completed in lessons)
OCR moderated.
Hours spent on unit: 30

Understand the development of a child from birth to five years

Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated
Hours spent on unit: 30

Assessment

All results are awarded on the following scale:

Level 1
Distinction at Level 1 (D1)
Merit at Level 1 (M1)
Pass at Level 1 (P1)

Level 2
Distinction* at Level 2 (*2)
Distinction at Level 2 (D2)
Merit at Level 2 (M2)
Pass at Level 2 (P2)

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 5.