|Miss Amy Sharples||Teacher of Child Development||Contact|
In Child Development at Central Lancaster High School our aim is to inspire young people to pursue meaningful careers working with children as well as instilling the professional skills and personal attributes needed to work in this field. Studying Child Development offers pupils the opportunity to we explore the key patterns of growth and development between the ages of 0 to 5 years. Pupils also perfect the practical techniques needed to plan, structure and develop different kinds of play to promote learning in an early years setting.
At Central we follow the BTEC Tech Award in Child Development. This course is broken down into the following units:
- Component 1 – Children’s Growth and Development (coursework)
- Component 2 – Learning Through Play (coursework)
- Component 3 – Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop (exam)
By following this specification we endeavour to ensure all of our pupils develop a passion for childcare led by the belief that every child should have access to safe, structured and meaningful learning opportunities led by a responsible, well informed professional.
Throughout the course students will cover topics such as external factors affecting growth and development, adapting play for differently abled children and structuring play to enhance learning opportunities. By the end of the course our pupils will be ready to pursue their chosen career path either at KS5 or via a vocational apprenticeship.
Key Stage 4:
Qualification type, exam board and syllabus if applicable: Pearson, Qualification Type: Level 1/2 BTEC, Syllabus: BTEC Tech Award Child Development
Web link to specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/child-development/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/SPEC-TA-Child-Development.pdf
|Term 1 Topics||Term 2 Topics||Term 3 Topics|
|Year 10||Component 1 – Children’s Growth and Development||Component 1 – Children’s Growth and Development||Component 1 – Children’s Growth and Development
Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop
|Year 11||Component 2 – Learning Through Play
|Component 2 – Learning Through Play Coursework
Component 3 – Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop
|Component 1||Children’s Growth and Development||Coursework Portfolio||30%|
|Component 2||Learning Through Play||Coursework Portfolio||30%|
|Component 3||Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop (exam)||Exam||40%|
Parents / carers can best support students by: buying the BTEC Tech Award Child Development Student Book for pupils to revise from home. You can also encourage them to watch programmes such as Child of Our Time on YouTube or Secret Life of Four- and Five-Year-Olds on All 4 to support their study further as analyse the theories we learn in practice.
Additional materials to support study and revision:
|BTEC Child Development Student Book||Link|
|Bitesize Webpage - Parenting||https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z373g82/revision/1|
|BBC – Child Development||https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lbhq8/clips|
|BBC Tiny Happy People Developmental Milestones||https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/science-and-facts|