Child Studies

SACE Stage 2

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Child Studies

Child Studies

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


This subject focuses on children's growth and development from conception to eight years. Students critically examine attitudes and values about parenting/caregiving and gain an understanding of the growth and development of children. Childhood is a unique, intense period of growth and development. The ways in which children's lives are affected by relationships with others; intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth; cultural, familial and socioeconomic circumstances and educational opportunities are explored.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
There are five areas of study:

  • Contemporary and Future Issues
  • Economic and Environmental Influences
  • Political and Legal Influences
  • Sociocultural Influences
  • Technological Influences

Pathways

School Assessment
Practical Activity 50%
Group Activity 20%


External Assessment
Investigation 30%