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1 GCSE Child Development

2 What’s it all about? 2 year course – 4 units 60% controlled assessment – 2 tasks, 40%, 20% 40% exam – 2 exams, 20% each Modular – can sit exams in YR11 Option of repeating Extremely high pass rate Both boys and girls can study this

3 St Louis Results 2010 – 100% A*-B 2011 – 100% A*-B 2012 – 100% A*-B 2013 – 100% A*-C 2014 – 100% A*-A!!!! 100% of pupils get A*-C grade!

4 The Course Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth (exam) 1 hour paper, 20%, available Summer (YR11) Child Development (0-5 years) (exam) 1 hour paper, 20%, available Summer only (YR12) Controlled assessment investigation task (Coursework) 40% weighting, Yr 12 Controlled assessment short task (coursework) 15 hours, 20% Yr 11 End of Year 11: 40% completed, January Year 12 pupils have 80% completed and some know they already have an A!

5 The different stages….

6 Why choose it…? Great if you want a break from all the academic subjects! No essay’s! Lots of interaction! Hands on experience from outside speakers Discussions about issues relevant to life!

7 GCSE & A Level Links well with GCSE Home Economics, Biology, Health & Social Care A Level Home Economics A Level Health & Social Care Child Care courses in further education institutions

8 Careers… Nursing (all types) Crèche owner Playgroup leader Teacher Social worker Nursery assistant Nanny Au pair (international) Baby Massage Children’s Physiotherapist Child minding Own business Play lead in after school club Child care development officer Learning support assistant School nurse Speech Therapy

9 Top Students… Laura Cunningham 1 st in Northern Ireland Child Development Amy Gadd 3 rd in Northern Ireland Child Development

10 Top Students… Hayley Rogers 3 rd in Northern Ireland Child Development 2014

11 What does the future hold…? Quite a lot of pupils study both Home Economics and Child Development alongside each other at GCSE as some parts are similar Pupils quite often go on to study A level Home Economics or Health and Social Care which leads to careers in many different fields Some pupils further their GCSE Child Development by studying Child Care at the Tech. Can be an excellent starting ground for university courses and can make all the difference on your UCAS form. Remember …. No matter what happens with the current “credit crunch or recession” ALL children need to be looked after, taught and developed so there will ALWAYS be jobs in this sector!

12 Any questions feel free to ask or call up for a specification!


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