Welcome to the Child Development department
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
In Year 9, students can choose to study a BTEC course of Child Development. Over the duration of the course, students not only develop excellent knowledge and understanding of how children develop and what adults can do to support this development, they also learn to manage their own time, organise themselves and develop excellent exam and academic writing skills. The course boasts excellent results and outcomes for students and enables them to take up further study in Sixth Form, College or Apprenticeships and ultimately supports them into University and the workplace.
Mrs M Shannon – Course Leader
Year 10 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Click here to view an overview of the topics studied for students currently in Year 10.
Year 11 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Click here to view an overview of the topics studied for students currently in Year 11.
Please note that these may be tweaked based on the individual needs of the students.
Assessment: 40% exam
How parents can support
|Homework||Monitoring completion of assignments as shown on Show My Homework
Supporting revision as guided on Satchel:One
Use notes to quiz students, particularly on milestones of development
|Revision Guide||Revision Guide has already been provided to students|
|Exam Practice||Past Papers and Answers available at:|
Revision Resources created in class
|Intervention||Wednesdays and Thursdays in W4|
The course is specific to young children however it does offer entry into a wide range of career opportunities:
- Early Years (birth to 5)
- Social Work
- Youth Work
- Health and Social Work
Without a specific qualification in Child Development, you are unable to work directly with young children.
Child Development University Trip
Students who study Child Development visited Southampton University, Hospital Wing this week. They looked at how healthy lifestyles affect children pre conception and early years up to adulthood.
They spoke to Scientists and learnt about how pathology supports pregnancy and children and also how imaging (ultrasound) is used to ensure healthy children.
It was a very informative and valuable day.
Trip to Southampton University