What will I study in Food Preparation and Nutrition?
The full details of every GCSE course are given in the exam board’s ‘specification’, see weblinks at the bottom of this page.
Groups and Assessment
Students are taught in mixed ability groups.
50% examined assessment and 50% non-exam assessment
There are no tiers in this GCSE course, all students take the same final exams.
Controlled Assessment and Final Examinations
Controlled assessment – 50%
Non-Exam Assessment: Food Investigation - Task 1
(Task issued from exam board in September)
Understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task. Deadline December of y11
Non-Exam Assessment: Food preparation assessment - Task 2
(Task issued from exam board in November)
Knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Deadline March of year 11
Exam – 50%
20% multiple choice questions and 80% longer answer questions
Enrichment opportunities, visits and trips
Visiting restaurants from different world cuisines, Good Food Show, Farmer’s Markets, Watching TV programs on all areas of food – production, sustainability, celebrity chefs
Where this Qualification Leads
Links with hospitality and food industry, further study in nutrition, dietetics, food science, marketing
Weblinks, Resources and Revision Help
Exam Board: AQA