Child Development

What type of qualification will I achieve?

GCSE in Child Development.

What will I be doing in my lessons and what skills will I gain?

You will study different topics including Family and Parenting, Preparation for Pregnancy and Birth, Areas of Development, Nutrition and Health and Community Support.
You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the roles and responsibilities of the above topics.

How and when will my work be assessed?

60% coursework assessment.
40% exam.

How much time will I need to work on this subject out of lesson time?

Approximately 2 hours per week.

What will this course lead to in the Sixth Form?

A Level CACHE or A Level Health and Social Care.

What possible careers and work related opportunities are there?

Many child related careers e.g. Children’s Nurse, Midwife, Nursery Nurse, Playgroup Assistant.

More information?

Please see Mrs. Trethewey for further information.


Download the KS4 Year 9 Options Booklet


Download the CACHE Level 2 AS/A2 Subject Booklet