Year 11 – Child Studies

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Child Studies
Prerequisites: nil
Assumed knowledge: Year 10 Child Studies

Course Summary:

In Stage 1 Child Studies, students examine the period of childhood from conception to 8 years and the issues related to the growth, health and well being of children. They examine diverse attitudes, 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.

Course content:

Semester 1:

  • Changes in the Australian Family
  • Environmental factors affecting Prenatal development
  • Care of the Newborn
  • Parenting perspectives
  • Children’s Play


Assignment Type and Weighting:


Practical Activity:

Environmental factors affecting prenatal development

Meal for a pregnant mother with a 400 word research task and Evaluation

Practical Activity: Child Development and Safety

Baby Gift box or Quilt with a Plan and individual Evaluation


Post Natal Depression

600 word research task, Baby Simulation/Journal

Group Activity:


Children’s Costumes with a Group Plan and individual Evaluation