Child Development (Cambridge Nationals)

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Examination Board OCR
Subject Leader Mrs Tuke
Exam board link https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/child-development-level-1-2-j818/moving-to-ocr/
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Course Content:
All students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

Health and well-being for child development
Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, postnatal provision, conditions for development, childhood illnesses and child safety. Knowledge gained would be of use for further studies in PSHE, Biology and other child development qualifications.

Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
In the second topic of study, students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. This topic will also cover nutrition and hygiene practices and students will be given the opportunity to investigate feeding solutions, comparing these to nutritional requirements and evaluating the outcomes. Evaluation skills are developed, which would be of use in further studies in a number of areas.

Understand the development norms of a child from birth to five years
In the third topic of study, students will gain an understanding of the development norms from birth to five years and the stages and benefits of play. Students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This topic will include researching, planning and carrying out activities with a child and observing and evaluating these activities, as well as comparing the child to the expected development norms. Researching, planning, observing and evaluating skills would be useful in further studies as these are transferable skills and could be applied to many subject areas.

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 communication
Hours 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)

Level 1 Level 2
Distinction* at Level 2 (*2)
Distinction at Level 1 (D1) Distinction at Level 2 (D2)
Merit at Level 1 (M1) Merit at Level 2 (M2)
Pass at Level 1 (P1) Pass at Level 2 (P2)