Key Stage 4
GCSE Design and Technology: Food
Students who commenced their GCSE course in Year 10 in September 2016 follow the AQA GCSE Design and Technology: Food Specification.
Food Technology gives students an opportunity to explore food as a material. Through the participation in practical and theory lessons, students develop their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of foods and food products. As part of the course students are given an opportunity to be creative and develop their skills, through the development of new products, not currently available in shops today. During the course students will have an opportunity to participate in food competitions and go on visits.
60% of the final marks are awarded to the design and making of a quality product and 40% from a terminal examination.
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Students who commenced their GCSE course in Year 9 in September 2016 will follow the AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification.
Aims of the course:
Students studying Food Preparation and Nutrition will have the opportunity to develop strong practical skills and techniques as well as a good understanding of nutrition. They will be able to make food choices based on the understanding of healthy eating. They will discover the essentials of food science and nutrition and will be taught the huge challenges that are faced globally to supply the world with nutritious and safe food.
Areas of study include:
Written exam: 1hour 45 mins.
50% of total Grade
Non-examination assessment: 50% of total Grade
Task 1 Food Investigation to include practical investigations
Task 2 Food preparation assessment.
Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours.