Stage 1 Child Studies (10 credits) 1 semester

The course examines the period of childhood from conception to eight years, and issues related to the growth, health and wellbeing of children. Students examine the diverse range of values and beliefs about childhood and the care of children, the nature of contemporary families and the changing roles of children in a contemporary consumer society. The focus capabilities for the subject are citizenship, personal development, and learning.


Students study topics within one or more of the following three areas of study:

  • The nature of Childhood and the Socialisation and Development of Children
  • Children in Wider Society
  • Children, Rights and Safety


Assessment is school based where students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Practical Activity 50%
  • Group Activity 30%
  • Investigation 20%