Child Development

KS4

Pupils in Years 10 and 11 taking the Child Development option at Key Stage 4 prepare for the OCR Cambridge National Certificate Level 1/2 (J818). The course provides an opportunity to study key areas from preconceptual care to the development of a child aged 0 to 5 years old.  It consists of three units: one examined and two internally assessed and externally moderated, comprising 50% for the exam and 25% for the other two units.

Course Link:http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-education-and-skills/cambridge-nationals-child-development-level-1-2

Health & Social Care

KS5

Students in Year 13 study the OCR Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care 2012 suite. This vocational course is designed to give students opportunities to demonstrate and develop the practical application of knowledge and understanding in the areas of work that appeal to them.  The assessment for the qualifications is task-based, so they won’t need to take exams.

Students are currently pursuing one of the following options:

  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (6 units of coursework over the 2 years)
  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma (9 units of coursework over the 2 years)
  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma (18 units of coursework over the 2 years)

Course Link; http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-technicals-health-and-social-care-level-3-certificate

Students in Year 12 study the OCR Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care 2016 suite. There are currently two options.

The Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level in terms of size) -  Four mandatory units and a combination of optional units. Three of the units are externally examined and the rest are centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

The Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels in terms of size) – Seven mandatory units and a combination of optional units. Five of the units are externally examined units and the rest are centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Course Link: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-education-and-skills/cambridge-technicals-health-and-social-care-level-3-certificate-extended-certificate

Enrichment

At KS4 the pupils are able to visit a local playgroup and spend two mornings observing how children interact and communicate with each other. This experience builds on their understanding of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children. The pupils are also given the option of taking home a virtual baby for a weekend and experience the role of a parent with a young baby.

At KS5 students will be able to listen to guest speakers following careers in the Health and Social Care sector. They will have opportunities to find out from employers how the skills and knowledge they will acquire are used in the work environment. Students will also have the opportunity to visit different care settings independently