Child Development

The OCR two year GCSE Child Development course consists of three mandatory units:

Unit

Description

B011

Child development short tasks, which are internally and externally moderated.

Students submit three short tasks chosen from a selection provided by OCR and these form 30% of their total GCSE marks (controlled assessments).

B012

Child study task, which is internally and externally moderated.

Students submit one task and this forms 30% of their total GCSE marks. It is a six month study of a child between 0–5 years old which assesses developmental milestones.

B013

Principles of child development, which is externally assessed.

Students complete a predetermined syllabus and sit a final exam, which covers all aspects of the specification content. This forms 40% of their total GCSE marks.

The GCSE can support progression onto the CACHE Award (Certificate and Diploma in Child Care and Education).

Child Development: CACHE Award (Certificate and Diploma in Child Care and Education), Level 3.

  • Students must achieve 1- 9 units, plus three optional units chosen by the centre.
  • Units 1-5 and the three optional units are written assignment tasks.
  • Units 6, 7 and 8 are portfolios.
  • Unit 9 consists of work experience diaries and professional development records, including 125 days in a placement.

In addition there is a short answer test paper and a research task which are externally assessed.

The access criterion for this course is five GCSEs: including Maths and English. GCSE Child Development is also preferred. Students may progress onto higher education or employment within the Early Years sector at a supervisory level.

Title

Exam board

Exam code

Content

Home Economics – Child Development

OCR

BO13

Year 10

Term 1

Family & Parenting Preparation for pregnancy & birth

Term 2

Physical development

B011 Controlled assessment – short task 1

Term 3

Intellectual social & emotional development

B011

Controlled assessment- short task 2

Year 11

Term 1

Nutrition & Health

B011

Controlled assessment – short task 3

Child study B012 controlled assessment

Term 2

Community support

Child study B012 controlled assessment

Link to specification: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/69929-specification.pdf