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Home Economics - Child Development GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification : General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board : OCR (OCEAC)
Category : Child Development and Well Being - Health, Public Services and Care

Course content

What does the course involve?

Visits to a pre school nursery or nursery school
Practical and discussion work

Some areas studied will include:

Responsibilities for parenthood
Birth and post-natal care
Physical care
Emotional, intellectual, physical and social development
Community services
Families with special needs



The scheme of assessment will comprise -

Written paper of 2 hours 50%
a) Resource Tasks (2 - 4) 20%
b) Individual Task (study of child) 30%

The study will be undertaken over an extended period starting after Easter in Year 10.

Practical work will diffuse throughout the course, but particularly in coursework tasks

Future opportunities

Why choose Home Economics (Child Development)?

This course is concerned with a study of the development and care of the child from conception until the age of five years. It also takes into account the roles and responsibilities of parents, both before and after the birth of the child.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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