Key Stage 4
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Students 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.
WJEC Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2
This course enables the student to gain a good foundation knowledge, understanding and skills required by the Hospitality and Catering Industry. Students will develop a variety of skills including food preparation and cooking skills, organisation, time management, planning, communication and problem solving.
The course has two units:
- The Hospitality and Catering Industry External Assessment online exam – 40%.
- Hospitality and Catering in Action Internal Assessment, Controlled Assessment task (practical task) – 60%.
Year 7 Food and Nutrition Recipe Ingredients
– see the PDF below, students will make a selection of sweet and savoury meals developing complex food preparation skills.
Year 8 Food and Nutrition Recipe Ingredients
– see the PDF below, students develop and expand their range of skills to create complex meals for dietary groups and their needs.