What Is Cache?
The CACHE course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work under supervision with children and their families in a variety of settings. These could include nurseries, children’s centres or pre-schools.
In Cache, students will:
Learn about how to prepare successfully for employment
Learn how children develop and how to help them develop successfully
Learn about different types of play
Learn about how to deal with different behaviours
Learn about health and safety in early years settings
Work with children, practically, in placement weekly
Work individually and with others
At Key Stage 5:
Pupils will complete four coursework units throughout the year that will prepare them to work with young children. These range from looking at preparation for employment, development of children, different types of play and how to work effectively with children with additional needs.
Pupils will also sit a multiple choice exam based on health and safety and risk assessment; abuse and child protection and behaviour.
They also attend placement twice a week to complete the sixth unit of work.
Marking is vital to ensure successful teaching and learning. Homework will be set regularly. This will include varied tasks at GCSE and Cache. AS and A2 will involve a lot of research homework and completion of coursework sections.
There will be end of topic tests at GCSE level and internal exams to assess pupils.
Pupils will have opportunities to study health and social care further in after school sessions to complete missed work or to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the subject.