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Home Economics - Child Development GCSE

This page contains information related to our GCSE Home Economics Child Development specification available in England and Wales.

Wales Centres
We are pleased to confirm that, in Wales, the end date for our current GCSE Home Economics Child Development has been extended.  The final award will now be in 2020. Centres may therefore continue to use the existing specification for two-year courses up to and including first teaching from September 2018. The last starting date for three year courses will be September 2017.

All centres in Wales will need to start the new reformed suite of Health & Social Care and Childcare qualifications, Levels 1-5, from September 2019. You can find out more about this on the Qualifications Wales website or email healthcarereview@qualificationswales.org

England Centres
In England the specification will be awarded for the last time in 2018.

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Controlled Assessment

These tasks are live for cohorts beginning the specification from Sept 2016.

Unit 2 - Child Study (30%) 

Unit 3 - Child Focused Task (30%)

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Our Home Economics subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Karen Evans
029 2026 5320
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Subject Support Officer

Tania Lucas
029 2026 5343
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