Who we are
Mrs C. Digby
About Food and Nutrition
As a department we promote high standards of academic achievements through research, designing, making, analysing and evaluating. We are all very passionate about our subjects and ensuring all students reach their full potential. We work together as an enthusiastic team in a learning environment that actively stimulates and develops lively enquiring minds, creativity and resourcefulness. Through problem solving and technological or practical activities the students build up their skills and confidence. We establish good working practices and an understanding of technical concepts and systems and their safe application in our modern society.
Each year students will undergo a Food and Nutrition module as part of their rotation.
Examination Board: AQA
Specification Code 8585
Website Address: www.aqa.org.uk
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. This course will focus on nurturing students practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.
Knowledge and understanding will be developed through the following: -
Written examination (50%) 1 hour 45 minutes
Non- exam assessment (NEA) 50%
Task 1: Food investigation (30 marks)
Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks)
This GCSE would provide an excellent start for a further education course or apprenticeship within catering and the food industry.
In this course students will be expected to provide ingredients once a week for practical sessions.
Students will need to purchase a copy of the Illuminate Revision Guide and Workbook (this will be made available) If you are concerned about costs associated with this course please speak to Mrs Walters prior to selecting this option.