George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Children's Play, Learning and Development

BTEC, National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

This course provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to children’s play, learning and development.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

  • BTEC Tech award or similar in Care related subject
  • GCSE equivalent to 5 passes at level 4 or above these must include English and Maths

Progression routes from this course

  • Entry to Degree programs in care pathways, such as Children’s Nursing, Speech and Language therapist.
  • Teaching pathways, into early years teaching, social support for children.

These are only a few of the range of possibilities.


  • Children's Development
  • Development of children's communication, literacy & numeracy
  • Play & Learning
  • Keeping children safe


  • 1 exam
  • 1 board marked task
  • 2 assignments
  • 50 hours work placement


Exam results 2016 2017 2018
BTEC Level 3 - Child Development 75% D*-M
100% D*-P
100% Distinction 100% D-P
Table of Key Stage 5 - Post 16 Child Development exam results 2016 - 2018



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