Child Development

Aims

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

We aim to:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently.
  • To build and apply knowledge and understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality products for a wide range of users
  • To be able to evaluate and test their ideas and work of others
  • To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn to cook a wide range of dishes

 

Teaching and Learning

A range of methods and teaching styles are used to deliver exciting lessons. The skills and knowledge components associated with the course are delivered through project work. They may work individually, in small groups or teams to solve problems. Students learn theory details of products and processes by understanding the activity first hand. ICT is used to supplement this process – students are issued with a range of work sheets designed to improve understanding of each topic. Power Points and video clips are also used. Girls will also use 3D printers, a laser cutter and scanners.

 

Assessment for learning                            

Students will start Year 7 with a baseline assessment. This will be followed by giving regular feedback using ‘closing the gap’ sheets on each unit of work that is marked. Students will be able to improve and reflect on their work.

Success criteria for assessment will be clearly explained to the students. Students will be actively involved in the assessment process through self and peer assessment.

 

Home Learning

Students are issued with differentiated homework challenges and are able to select the task. They are closely related to classwork. These challenges involve different kinds of activities, such as research, discussing a topic, designing, drawing, learning and preparing ingredients.

Homework is recorded in the student planner and on ‘Show my Homework’ website.

 

Equipment

Aprons are required for Food Technology and Graphics/Resistant materials.

Containers to take food products home

An accurate set of scales for weighing ingredients in preparation for lessons

Key Stage 3

Design & Technology

Programme of Study

Year 7

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Food

Developing Practical Skills linked to the eat well plate

Developing Practical Skills

Design and make task

 

 

 

 

D&T

Electronic Christmas cards

Clock Project

Clock Project

 

 

 

 

Year 8

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Food

Healthy eating, developing practical skills and making a variety of products.

Healthy eating, developing practical skills and making a variety of products.

Healthy eating, developing practical skills and making a variety of products.

 

 

 

 

D&T

Jewellery Boxes

Jewellery Boxes

Acrylic Jewellery

 

Additional Information

STEM activities

Food club in 6 weeks blocks for each year group

 

 

How Parents/ Carers can help

Parents are encouraged to take an interest in their daughters work and particularly support her with the homework challenges so that they are completed in full and on time. Ensure your daughter has the necessary equipment and ingredients for lessons.

 

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mrs Haylock, Mrs Jackson 

 

Key Stage 4 (last examination 2017)

Child Development

Programme of Study

Students follow the OCR GCSE syllabus.

Specification number: J441

Link to the specification website: HTTP://WWW.OCR.ORG.UK/IMAGES/69929-SPECIFICATION.PDF

The following topics will be covered:

  • Family and Parenting
  • Preparation for pregnancy and birth
  • Physical development
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Intellectual, social and emotional development
  • Community support

Accreditation Structure

 

Unit

Assessment

Length

Weighting

Unit B011

Child Development Short Tasks

Controlled assessment

Three short tasks chosen from a list of tasks provided by OCR

60 marks (20 marks per task)

Internally assessed and externally moderated

21 hours

7 hours per task (1 hour planning, 4-5 hours execution and 1 hour evaluation)

 

30% of the total GCSE marks

 

Unit B012

Child Study Task

 

Controlled assessment

One individual task chosen from a list of themes provided by OCR

60 marks

Internally assessed and externally moderated

22 hours

 

30% of the total GCSE marks

 

Unit B013

Principles of Child Development

Written examination

80 marks

1 hour 30 mins

40% of the total GCSE marks

 

 

Additional Information

Students need to have access to at least one child aged 5 or under, who can be visited on a regular basis in order to complete the individual task requirements.

A real interest in the lives of children from birth to 5 years.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mrs T Haylock – Head of Technology

 

Key Stage 4

 

Programme of Study

Students follow the OCR syllabus.

Specification number: J818

Link to the specification: www.ocr.org.uk-cambridgenationals

Unit

Assessment

Length

Weighting

R018

 

Written examination

Health and well-being for Child Development

1 hour 15 minutes

50%

R019

Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

30 hours

25%

R020

Understand the development of a child from birth to five

30 hours

25%

 

Accreditation Structure

Level 1/2 Distinction, Merit, Pass

 

Additional Information

Revision sessions
Catch-up or improvement sessions

Careers guidance associated with working with children

How Parents/ Carers can help

Support your daughter with ensuring she has completed homework tasks which will be put on SMHW. Guidance with selecting a child to study under five.

Key websites:www.nhs.uk

                      Textbook  Child Care and Development  6th edition  P Minett  ISBN 978-1-444-11713-4  (www.hoddereducation.co.uk)

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

          Mrs Haylock

  • The Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Specialist Schools Trust
  • Sport England
  • Church of England Affiliation Scheme
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Healthy Schools
  • LIFE Education
  • Ofsted Good