Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting GCSE which is designed to offer an interesting and stimulating programme of study. Students will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. Students will be encouraged to cook with a wide range of skills and be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop vital life skills that will enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.
Students should be encouraged to practice and develop food preparation skills at home. There are a number of good websites with recipes; UK based websites are recommended by AQA. Many include video clips of preparation techniques.
Students could go on to careers in the caring sector for example as Dieticians, Nurses, Carers. Other career paths include the food service sector.
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