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.
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
Food preparation skills
Food, nutrition and health
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.
Catering Courses; Food Scientist; Dietician; Food Product Design; Hospitality; Food Technology Teacher; Chef; Catering Manager; Trading Standards Officer.