Child Studies


This subject focuses on children's growth and development from conception to eight years.

Course Content

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 20
  • Cost: $40

About the Subject

Students learn about child development relating to children up to the age of 9. They have the opportunity to express learning through theory, research and practical based activities. A total of 7 tasks for the year with one major investigation.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment Weighting
Practical Activity 50%
Group Activity 20%
External Assessment
Investigation 30%

External Assessment

Investigation into a related topic of their own choice.

  • 2000 words
  • Marked by SACE

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