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Child Development

Child Development

Faculty Information

Background and Ethos

“Nurturing achievement in Child Care".

The Child Development course at GPS is a GCSE based subject. 

Child Development is ideal for learners who are considering a career as an early years or child care worker and will allow learners to experience the practical aspects of child care as well as learning through taught sessions and the completion of a child study and research task. There is also a written exam.

The practical and 'real world' nature of learning in Child Development makes it an engaging and interesting subject. Concepts and ideas are taught in a supportive way with all students benefitting from a differentiated approach to ensure all learners achieve their full potential.

If you want to discuss any aspect of Child Development please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Natalie Hamilton who will endeavour to help you.

Curriculum Information

Child Development is single GCSE subject which consists of:

Unit 1. Written Exam. (40%)

Unit 2. Research Task. (20%)

Unit 3. Child Study (40%).An extensive piece of course work.  This is a study of a child under the age of 5 and is done over a period of approximately 9 months.