Food and Nutrition
Qualification : GCSE
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.
At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing students' practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.
Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topic areas including:
- Food, Nutrition and Health
- Food Science
- Food Safety
- Food Choice
- Food Provenance
- Exam: Paper 1 Written Exam:
- Food Preparation and Nutrition (50%) 1 hour 45 minutes
- Non-exam assessment (NEA):
- Task 1: Food investigation (15%) Written Report
- Task 2: Food preparation assessment (35%) Written Portfolio
An interest in food and nutrition.
Good level of literacy, numeracy and scientific skills
Post 16 Opportunities and careers
A qualification as a Food Scientist or Technologist can open the door to many careers:
Product Developer, Knowledge Manager, Teacher, Consultant, Dietician, Consumer Research Analyst,
Chef and many more.
“Food is my favourite lesson as we not only create something new but we get to eat it too!” Jack
"The ability to create, adapt and cook meals which are healthy, economical and delicious is a true life skill…."