Subject Overview

Key Stage 4

The GCSE  Child Development course will give you opportunities to learn about the important considerations when having a family and caring for a small baby. You will also learn about the developmental needs of young children (aged 0–5 years) and how to look after their health and well-being.

Key Stage 5

By studying GCE Health and Social Care you will gain knowledge and understanding of the health, social care and early years sectors. You will also increase your awareness of the issues affecting these sectors. As this is an applied subject with a more vocational perspective you may be given the opportunity to access a health, social care or early years service such as a hospital, care home, day centre, nursery or primary school to gain first-hand knowledge, understanding and experience of the day-to-day running of a care setting. The choice of optional units will give you flexibility and the opportunity to broaden your knowledge.