Child Development

Exam Board: OCR

This qualification is designed for students aged 14–16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology. 

There are three mandatory topics:

  1. Health and well-being for child development
  2. Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  3. Understand the development norms of a child from birth to five years

This course gives you the opportunity to:

The third unit called ‘R020’ involves you conducting observations of a 0–5-year-old to investigate the developmental norms. You will therefore need to have access to child aged between 0 and 5 for this piece of coursework.


50% examination

50% coursework tasks