GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

Food Technology is the development of food products to be manufactured and sold to the consumer. It is taught through a design and make process as part of the Design and Technology National Curriculum.

To this end the course is focused upon:

• Helping pupils understand the relationship between nutrition, diet and our health throughout life.
• Choosing, storing and cooking a wide range of foods to produce interesting meals which conform to dietary advice and which are suitable for a wide range of individuals.
• Techniques and skills in food storage, preparation and cooking.
• Awareness of food hygiene and food safety issues.
• Factors affecting consumer choice

Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on practical work.  This will give pupils an opportunity to develop a wide range of culinary skills and use food processing equipment in a safe and constructive fashion.

Qualification Received
AQA GCSE Home Economics (Food and Nutrition)

Assessment

Unit 1 – Written Paper (40% (1 hour 30 minutes)
Unit 2 – Food & Nutrition in Practice 60%
Candidates must complete 2 tasks:
– an individual investigation 45% (18 hours)
– and a research task 15% (6 – 8 hours)
The controlled assessment tasks must be completed under supervision within the classroom.

Pupil Commitment
Pupils must bring a clean apron, suitable cooking/baking dish and a container to transport finished products back home – to every practical lesson.  Advance notice will always be given of such lessons.
For further details please contact Mrs Greenall.

For more detailed information about the Food Technology curriculum please click here.