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Year 10 Child Development

Cambridge National in Child Development


Health and well-being for Child Development, the equipment and nutritional needs of children and the development of a child.

Specification at a glance

Exam Board: OCR 

Specification Code: J818






Written Paper

(Unit 1)

Health and well-being for Child Development



60 Guided Learning Hours

Exam - 1 Hour 15 Minutes

 Summer Term Year 10

 This Unit is externally assessed by means of a written exam in May/June 2022.

Controlled Assessment

(Unit 2) The equipment and nutritional needs of children




 30 Guided Learning Hours

 Summer of Year 10 and Autumn of Year 11

Internally assessed and externally moderated.

Controlled Assessment

(Unit 3)

The development of a child




 30 Guided Learning Hours

 Autumn and Winter of Year 11

Internally assessed and externally moderated.

What will my child study during Year 10?

In Child Development, students will complete all of the exam specification (R018) and start the first piece of course work (R019).

Key Ideas Covered

1st Term

2nd Term

3rd Term


LO1: Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood

·         Factors that affect the decision to have children

·         Pre-conception health

·         Primary needs of a child

·         Methods of contraception

·         Structure and function of the male and female reproduction systems

·         How reproduction takes place

·         Development of the foetus

·         Signs and symptoms of pregnancy

LO3: Understand postnatal checks and conditions for development

·         Postnatal checks of the new born baby

·         The needs of a pre-term baby

·         Postnatal provision available for the mother and baby

·         The postnatal needs of the family

·         Conditions for the child’s development



LO1: Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from birth to 12 months

·         Key equipment to be considered

·         Key factors to consider when choosing equipment





LO2: Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth

·         The roles of health professionals who support the mother

·         The importance of antenatal and parenting classes

·         Role of the partner in supporting the mother

·         Routine antenatal checks

·         Specialist diagnostic tests

·         The choices available for delivery

·         The stages of labour

·         Methods of delivery

·         Pain relief during labour

LO4: Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses

·         How immunity can be acquired

·         The vaccination programme

·         How to recognise and treat common childhood illnesses

·         When to seek treatment

·         Diet related illnesses

·         The needs of an ill child

·         How to prepare a child for a stay in hospital


LO3: Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years

·         Current Government dietary guidelines

·         The functions and sources of nutrients

·         Nutritional requirements for stages of feeding children


LO5: Know about child safety

·         How to create a safe environment

·         Safety labelling

·         Common childhood accidents

·         First aid for specific accidents

·         Social safety

·         Internet safety


LO2: Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from one to 5 years

·         Key equipment to be considered

·         Key factors to consider when choosing equipment


Revision for the mock exam


Revision for the external R018 exam

How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in Child Development in Year 10?

The course during Year 10 and 11 is divided into units, and each unit is divided into Learning Outcomes (LO). Please see the table above for list of topics that will be studied. At the end of each LO students will complete an informal test in class made up of previous Cambridge National questions to check their knowledge recall and application. The test will be notified via Satchel with some revision materials published to support preparation.

Students will sit a mock exam at the end of the Autumn Term to check their progress and provide practise for the external exam in the summer.

At the end of Year 10, students will sit a formal external exam in the Sports Hall.  This will be sent off and marked by the exam board, and the results announced in August.

What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 10 in Child Development?

Students will be set homework every other week that they will be expected to spend around 30 mins completing. Homework will consist of a variety of tasks such as:

  • Completion of past Cambridge National questions
  • Revision for tests
  • Research
  • Knowledge consolidation questions

How can I support my child to do well in Child Development during Year 10?

  • Ensure they complete their homework properly
  • Support them by ensuring they have somewhere suitable to work, away from distractions
  • Buy a revision guide (order forms available to download via this website)
  • Support them to revise and prepare properly for each test

My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?

  • After school catch up sessions are available.
  • Revision books can be purchased to assist with understanding.
  • Students should be encouraged to seek assistance from their teacher when they are struggling with any work

 Updated September 2021