Students should have good literacy skills due to the reading, writing and analysing requirements of the course.
Personal Development, Citizenship, Learning.
The Stage 2 subject focuses on children’s growth and development from conception to eight years inclusive. Students examine attitudes and values about parenting and care-giving and gain an understanding of the growth and development of children. Through the study of
Stage 2 Child Studies students develop a variety of research, management and practical skills.
Students study topics within one or more of the following five areas of study:
Contemporary and Future Issues of understanding diet and lifestyle effects.
Economic and Environmental Influences of community support for children and their families.
Political and Legal Influences of providing support for children with a variety of needs.
Socio-cultural Influences of parent support on children’s education.
Technological Influences on parenting styles.
Assessment Type 1:
Practical Activities: Designing and making suitable developmental aids for children connected to prior research and planning.
Assessment Type 2:
Group Activity: Working as a group to plan, prepare and host events aimed towards promoting healthy eating in children including visits to local pre-schools.
Assessment Type 3:
Investigation: Conducting research into contemporary issues that could affect parents, caregivers or children.
Assessment Type 4: