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Food & Nutrition

     

It is our aim to equip young people with the skills necessary to take a proactive role in society. Pupils build their knowledge and confidence by creating innovative solutions to identified problems, considering both practical and aesthetic needs. Students will have an understanding of the impact that social, economic and environmental issues have on us and the worldwide community.

                                                                 

This GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students have a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food. This qualification promotes the development of students' practical cookery skills as well as teaching them how to conduct scientific experiments, in order to give them a strong understanding of nutritional value. In Years 9 & 10 students will complete a range of practical tasks that reinforce the theory work and build on their practical skills. Year 11 is an assessment year where they will complete their NEA tasks, showcasing and demonstrating the skills they have learned.

 

Units of Work

 

Year 9

Traditional cooking and food preparation skills

Adapting traditional skills to make modern and inventive products

Environmental issues such as seasonality, packaging and food miles

Bread making, including different types and nutritional value;

Pastry making, including different types; sweet and savoury cooking

Health & safety and hygiene

 

Year 10

Core syllabus content including areas such as:  

  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Food science,
  • Food safety
  • Food choice
  • Food provenance

 

Year 11

NEA – Non Examination Assessment

Task 1: Food Investigation -Working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task.

Task 2: Food Preparation Assessment - Knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task.  Prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

A detailed revision and examination preparation unit will then be undertaken to prepare for the summer examination.

 

Assessment

  • Written paper (1hr 45mins) 50% of the GCSE. Externally assessed.
  • Non-exam assessment 50% of the marks. Internally assessed

NEA 1: Written or electronic report (1,500–2,000 words) including photographic evidence of the practical investigation (15% of GCSE)

NEA 2: Written or electronic portfolio including photographic evidence. Photographic evidence of the three final dishes must be included. (35% of GCSE)

 

            

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