AQA Child Development is taught at key stage 4 and comprises the following units:
Unit 1: Written Paper (45801)
Context of the Course
GCSE courses based on this specification should encourage candidates to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. They should prepare candidates to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices. Students will study the development of a child from conception to the age of 5 years in particular their developmental stages. There is a 60% controlled assessment element in the course one of which requires the student to carry out a study of a child under 5.
Candidates will have the opportunity to consider and discuss questions relating to the meaning of life, the nature of humanity and the recognition of individual worth. These concepts permeate the study of Child Development, and will develop naturally from the sense of awe and wonder engendered by the birth and development of a child. (Section 3.1 Parenthood; Section 3.3 Diet, health and care of the child; Section 3.4 Development of the child)
AO1 Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of a range of contexts.
AO2 Apply skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts and in planning and carrying out investigations and tasks.
AO3 Analyse and evaluate information, sources and evidence, make reasoned judgements and present conclusions.
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