Examination Board: OCR
Specification code: J818
Why study Child Development?
This Cambridge National is a fascinating course and is the same weight as a GCSE and is ideal for students who have an interest in babies, pregnancy, children and the care sector. It is a unique course which leads well into college courses and careers based in this field.
- This course is only if you like children – false – there is so much to this course and it has many psychology links as well as biology.
- This subject is for girls – false – boys do this subject, there are male doctors and child specialists
The main issues covered in this course are:
- Preconception (before pregnancy): Including problems and complications.
- Pregnancy (the whole nine months): The care of the mother and foetus. Includes abortion.
- Labour and birth: Natural births, caesarean, complications, breech and multiple births.
- Babies: Premature, breast fed, bottle fed and the care of babies.
- Toddlers: Walking, talking, learning and development.
- Children: How they develop, learn and grow.
- Feeding: Right and wrong choices, health and nutrition.
- Care: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social.
- Neglect: The needs of babies and children and what happens when these needs are not met.
If you would like to ask any further questions regarding this course, then please contact:
- Ms S Mason (Head of Faculty): email@example.com