Child Development (CACHE – GCSE equivalent)
- Mrs Emma Baber
- Mrs Nicola Turner
Childcare is a growing sector in the UK and there is a shortage of workers in this area whether it’s in education, nursing or traditional childcare roles such as becoming a Norland Nanny. Choosing this qualification will give you the theory and practical experience that you need to take this subject further as a Level 3 course, progressing on to University, into a job or an apprenticeship. It involves a week’s work placement – a great opportunity to experience work, put your theory into practice and make good contacts.
Unit 1 ‐ An introduction to working with children 0‐5 years (coursework)
This unit provides you with an overview of the roles and responsibilities you have as someone who works with children and understanding of the need for fairness and equality for all.
Unit 2 – Development and well‐being of children (coursework)
This unit focuses on the development of children and how they need to be cared for through different stages in their lives.
Child Development Resources
Assessment in Child Development
|Cache Child Development Assessment Structure|
|Year||Assessment Date||Focus/Topic Title||Assessment Objectives||Type of Assessment||Grade Range|
|Year 10||Term 1||Unit 1 An Introduction to Working with Children||Unit 1 |
LO 1, 2, 3 , 4 & 5
|Coursework||A* - D|
|Term 4||Unit 2 Development & Wellbeing 0-5 Years||Unit 2|
|Term 5||Work Experience|
Unit 2 Development & Wellbeing 0-5 Years
Year 10 mock
|Term 6||Unit 2||LO2||Coursework|
|Year 11||Term 1||Unit 2||LO3 & 4||Coursework|
|Term 2||Unit 3 - Childcare & Development 0-5 Years||LO1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6||Exam|
|Term 3||Course end|
Marking of Student Work and Feedback
Student work is assessed formally by the class teacher in line the school policy once per term (based on a standard 6 week term) or how it falls in line with the assignment deadlines. Teachers will specifically indicate what work will and will not be marked in order to give our students a clear idea of what is expected from them and so they can always present their best work. Students are encouraged to self- and peer-assess their work through the use of our Green and Purple pens.
Assessment feedforward sheets are used as part of the assessment marking process. Staff comments provide guidance on how students can improve their level of understanding. Staff are expected to review all peer assessed and self-assessed work and provide guidance when necessary.
- Homework is set in line with the School Homework Policy. The intended length of homework should normally be 1 hour per week
- Students will record homework in their planners and teachers will share via SIMS Learning Gateway the details of what has been set and when it is due to be handed in
Supporting Your Daughter in Child Development
There are a number of ways you can support your daughter with her Child Development
- Ensure your daughter completes any reading homework within the deadline so they do not fall behind and can access the topics/themes studied in class time
- Encourage her to do well – good GCSE grades in a wide variety of subjects will help her achieve her ambitions
Revision and Support Materials
iachieve learning platform – each student has log in details