Child Development

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 during Year 10 and Year 11. Please note that these may be tweaked based on the individual needs of the students.  Students will take the exam in May/June 2022

Year 11 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development

In Year 11 students will will sit an exam in January 2021. Click here to view an overview of the topics studies during 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
Useful Websites
Exam Practice Past Papers and Answers available at:

Resources Exercise Books
Revision Book
Revision Resources created in class
Past Papers
Intervention Wednesdays and Thursdays in W4
Career Opportunities 

The course is specific to young children however it does offer entry into a wide range of career opportunities:

  •       Early Years (birth to 5)
  •       Teaching
  •       Social Work
  •       Youth Work
  •       Health and Social Work

Without a specific qualification in Child Development you are unable to work directly with young children.

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