Why Study Child Development?

Child Development encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early-years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations. It also develops a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving. The subject also examines issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

Pupil Voice

“Child Development” opens my mind to the knowledge and skills that are required with the different job roles. It is also very interesting to understand the different life stages and developments that happen from birth until later adulthood.”

Who teaches it?

Rebecca Harker teaches child development.

How is it taught?

You will have two 70-minute lessons a week.  You will be assessed by two pieces of coursework and one final exam.

What do we learn?

You know about development through the life stages, understand the well-being of individuals in health and social care and develop an awareness of healthy lifestyles and promotion campaign.

Where could it lead?

  • Care Assistant
  • Doctor or Nurse
  • Support Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Early Years Practitioner