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GCSE Home Economics: Child Development

GCSE Home Economics: Child Development

 

You will study the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of young children from conception to the age of five years.  The course provides a basis for further study of Home Economics and other related qualifications.
 
Through the study of child development you will gain a knowledge and understanding of:
  • parenthood, pregnancy and childbirth; 
  • the needs of young children;
  • the social and environmental influences that affect family life;
  • the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle;
  • home economics skills (including practical skills); 
  • human needs in a multicultural society; and
  • relevant technological and scientific developments. 
     
     
    What will I study and how will I be assessed?
    Unit 1
     
    Unit 2
     
    Unit 3
     
    Unit 4
     
    “Parenthood, Pregnancy & Childbirth”
     
    “Child Development”
    (0-5 years)
     
    “Investigative Task”

     
    “Short Practical Task”

     
    20%
    towards GCSE
     
    20%
    towards GCSE
     
    40%
    towards GCSE
     
    20%
    towards GCSE
     
    1 hour written exam paper
     
    1 hour written exam paper
     
    Controlled Assessment Task
     
    Controlled Assessment Task
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