Food and Nutrition

What is included in the course?

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.

How will I be assessed?

  • Year 10 and 11 are completing the new specification AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. This course is split into two areas:
    • We follow the specification from AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. This course is split into two areas:o    Unit 1 – Written paper (Exam) 50% of the total marks awarded.o    Unit 2 -Non-exam assessment including practical investigations. The non-exam assessment consists of two tasks set and completed in year 11. 50% of the total marks awarded.

Recommended reading

Hints Tips Advice

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.

Career progression and opportunities

Students could go on to careers in the caring sector for example as Dieticians, Nurses, Carers. Other career paths include the food service sector.

Who should I contact for more information?

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