Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

01768 371693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. This qualification focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.

Examination Profile

Paper 1 - Written Paper - 50% of total marks - 1 hour 45 minutes. Candidates answer all questions in 2 sections

Non-Exam Assessment - 50% of total marks for coursework

Course Content

  • Food preparation skills

  • Food, nutrition and health

  • Food science

  • Food safety

  • Food choice

  • Food provenance

  • Food preparation and cooking techniques

Students will be actively involved in their learning. A range of strategies are used to deliver the course content. This includes discussion, presentations, experimental work, individual and group work as well as practical activities.

Why study Food Preparation and Nutrition (What’s in it for me?)

This course is suitable for all students who enjoy working with food. Students may consider a career in the food industry or may just enjoy making and experimenting with food. Either way studying food preparation and nutrition provides important skills to use in later life. Students will be expected to cook at least once per week. It is therefore important that ingredients are produced for these lessons.

Cross Curricular Links

English, MFL, Sciences, links with outside agencies, Geography, Business Studies, Maths and PE.

Career Aspirations

Catering Courses; Food Scientist; Dietician; Food Product Design; Hospitality; Food Technology Teacher; Chef; Catering Manager; Trading Standards Officer.