OCR Cambridge National Child Development

Our Curriculum Intent


Year 9

Students begin year 9 covering a broad introduction to the subject. The aim of the introduction is to provide students with the crucial knowledge and skills required for each unit of the course, and opportunity to regularly recap and apply the crucial knowledge. This links to our whole school objective of “Know more, remember more, understand it and apply it”. In addition to this, students also have opportunity to explore links to other subjects and knowledge covered in year 7 & 8, alongside exploring career paths relevant to the subject.

Students will also develop their research and referencing skills, which are essential to complete internal assessments on the course.

Students in year 9 will follow the re-developed OCR Cambridge National in Child Development, due for first teaching in September 2022. This course is currently awaiting Ofqual approval, and therefore the draft specification is currently being used to inform our introduction to the course.

Information on the re-developed course can be found at: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/child-development-level-1-2-j809/


Year 10 & 11
R018: Health and well-being for child development (External Examination)

This unit provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood, from pre-conception through antenatal to postnatal care. Students develop an appreciation of the importance of creating the best conditions for a child to thrive.

R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students learn about the range of equipment and nutritional and hygiene requirements of children from birth to five years, and they demonstrate in a practical activity how these needs are met to promote a child’s development and well-being.

R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years and develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms. They apply and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through practical activities.


For further information please visit the official course website by clicking THIS LINK.

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