Home Economics: Child Development (4580)

Ofqual announced on 14 May 2015 that GCSE Home Economics: Child Development cannot be redeveloped under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking this qualification will be in the June 2018 series, and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

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This specification helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of child development issues in a diverse society and enables them to work in a variety of contexts.

The two tasks for the controlled assessment provide a choice of a wide variety of topics.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Home Economics: Child Development
Specification code 4580
Certification code 4582
QAN codes 50043894

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