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 9 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development
In Year 9 students will study unit 2 of the course. This will be based on play and how play supports the development of children. Thereafter they will move onto unit 1 which is exam based and focuses on patterns of development.
Term 1: Development, play, how children play, how adults support play, assignment 1a
Term 2: Types of play, assignment 1b, structures of play
Term 3: Assignment 1c, begin the learning for Unit 1 – Growth, development, milestones
Year 10 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development
In Year 10 students will study unit 1 of the course, which is based on patterns of child development, and begin unit 2. Students will take the exam in May/June 2020.
Term 1: Growth, development, factors that affect this, principles of development, areas of development, links between areas, milestones
Term 2: Adult role in supporting development, milestones continued, exam preparation
Term 3: Begin unit 2 – play, benefits of play and how children play, assignment 1a, exam preparation
Year 11 (Phase 3) Children’s Play, Learning and Development
In Year 11 students will complete unit 2 (play) and study unit 3 which is based on principles and practice of early years. Students will sit an exam in January 2020
Term 1: Types of play, structures of play, completion of assignment 1, exam preparation
Term 2: Exam preparation. Unit 3 – Inclusive practice, assignment 1a & 1b
Term 3: Empowerment and key person approach, assignment 1c & 1d
Assessment: 40% exam
Click here to see an overview of the topics in Years 9 -11.
Please note that these may be tweaked based on the individual needs of the students.
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.