Subjects

Child Development

The Subject Way

Our subject has a ‘Subject Way’ at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:

Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.

It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.

Long Term Plans

Year 9

Year 9 is a foundation introductory year whereby Child Development is studied as part of a suite of other subjects (Health, Development and Nutrition).  Students will be introduced to child development starting with conception, birth and how to care for the developing child. We will also focus on the different areas of development and how we can support the child by providing age and stage appropriate activities. Additionally we investigate different places where children can go to be cared for and educated and the typical curriculum that they will follow.

Year 10

Half term 1 – Unit 1 – An introduction to working with Children

This unit investigates the variety of settings that are available for children The expectations of placements including appropriate dress, behaviour, timekeeping and positive attitudes The importance of treating children with fairness and equality

Half term 2 – Unit 1 – An introduction to working with Children

This unit investigates the variety of settings that are available for children The expectations of placements including appropriate dress, behaviour, timekeeping and positive attitudes The importance of treating children with fairness and equality

Half term 3 – Unit 2 – The Developing Child

During this unit students will learn about the physical, communication, intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural development of children from birth to 5 years

Half term 4 – Unit 2 – The Developing Child

During this unit students will learn about the physical, communication, intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural development of children from birth to 5 years

Half term 5 – Unit 3 – The examined unit

Students will prepare and revise for their end of year external exam. This is an externally marked synoptic scenario based short answer examination.

Half term 6

During this final half term students will have the opportunity to complete their coursework and act upon feedback in order to improve their initial grade.