Child Development (Cambridge Nationals)

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Examination Board OCR
Principal Teacher Mrs A Spurr
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Course Content:
All students will study three compulsory units:

1. Health and well-being for child development
In this unit you will learn about pre-conception health and reproduction, antenatal care and preparation for birth, postnatal checks, postnatal care and the conditions for development, childhood illnesses and a child safe environment.

2. Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
In this unit you will learn how to create a safe environment for children from birth to five years in childcare settings. You’ll research and choose equipment that is suitable and safe for use and will learn about children’s nutrition and dietary needs.

3. Understand the development of a child from one to five years
In this unit you will learn the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms for children from one to five years. You’ll understand the importance of creating plans and providing different play activities to support children in their development.

Breakdown of qualification:

1. Health and well-being for child development
Written paper OCR-set and marked
1 hour and 15 minutes – 70 marks
The question paper consists of two sections, comprising short answer and extended response questions and assesses the quality of written communication
Hours spent on unit: 48

2. Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
Centre assessed tasks (Coursework completed in lessons) OCR moderated.
Hours spent on unit: 36

3. Understand the development of a child from one to five years
Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated
Hours spent on unit: 36

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