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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 

Assessment Method

  • 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 

Skills Required

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…."

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Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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