Subjects

Childcare

Why study Childcare?

A PERFECT COURSE TO PREPARE FOR LEVEL 3, PLACEMENTS & WORKING WITH CHILDREN. THE COURSE OFFERS YOU:

  • An awareness of learning styles
  • A basic introduction in to working with children in a variety of settings
  • An understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting
  • An understanding of equality and diversity within a childcare setting
  • A basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development
  • An introduction to observing children and how it supports development
  • An introduction to the influences that affect holistic development
  • An introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence an introduction to supporting children through

What happens in lessons?

A range of learning activities that are tailored to suit the needs of students including:

  • Class discussion
  • Looking at case studies
  • Independent research & working on controlled assessments
  • And much more!

How will I be assessed?

  • Two controlled assessments (over the course of two years)
  • One short answer examination in Y11

What will I learn about?

  • Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years
  • Unit 2: Development & well-being of children aged 0-5 years
  • Unit 3: Child care & development of children aged 0-5 years

What are some of the skills I will need?

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Be able to analyse information & come to conclusions
  • Identify, gather & evaluate information

Year-by-Year Subject Breakdown

In Year 9 your child will study:

  • An awareness of learning styles
  • A basic introduction into working with children in a variety of settings
  • An understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting
  • An understanding of Equality and Diversity within a childcare setting

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed continuously as they complete coursework.  Each piece of work will be marked and feedback given.  Students will also be given summative assessments in order to revise learning in preparation for the short answer exam taken in Year 10.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9 is:

  • Completing coursework
  • Revising key concepts learnt in lesson

In Year 10 your child will study:

  • A basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development
  • An introduction to observing children and how it supports development
  • An introduction to the influences that affect holistic development
  • An introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence
  • An introduction to supporting children through transition

74Your child’s progress will be assessed continuously as they complete coursework.  Each piece of work will be marked and feedback given.  Students will also complete the final exam assessment in Y10 which student must pass in order to complete the level 2 course.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 10 is:

  • Revision activities
  • Coursework completion