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Child Development - KS4

WJEC GCSE CHILD DEVELOPMENT 4290

This course is a must for anyone who knows they would like to work with children or for those who simply want to learn about families, pregnancy and how a child develops –physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually up to the age of 5 years old.

There are 6 main areas of study:

  • Section 1 – Family and child
  • Section 2 – Food and Health
  • Section 3 – Pregnancy
  • Section 4 – Physical Development
  • Section 5 – Intellectual Development
  • Section 6 – Social and Emotional Development
  • Contact with young children is essential

This examination consists of one theory paper, and two controlled assessments.

Unit 1: Principles of Child Development (40%)

Written Paper: 1½ hours

One paper which will be externally set and marked, targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.

The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from all areas of the specification and will assess the quality of written communication.

 Unit 2: Child Study (30%)

Internal Controlled Assessment

One task to be selected from a bank of three tasks set by WJEC.

Duration: 15 hours to commence in the first half of the course.

Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

 

Unit 3: Child Focused Task (30%)

Controlled Assessment

One task to be selected from a bank of two tasks set by WJEC.

Duration: 15 hours to commence in the second half of the course.

Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

 

Future Pathways

  • L3 courses in childcare
  • Employment: Nursery Nurse, Playgroup Leader, Nanny, Teacher, Learning Support Assistant Paediatric Nurse