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Food Preparation & Nutrition

This is a creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the characteristics of different types of food. At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing practical cookery skills to provide a strong understanding of nutrition.

You’ll be involved in a mixture of theory and practical work – including culinary skills and food science investigations. Although there is a strong practical element to this course, there is also a theoretical component, as you learn about the effects of food on the body, as well as how food is grown and the industries it supports.

Your lessons will take place in our dedicated Food & Nutrition Department, as well as in one of our ICT suites.

This subject is for you if:

You enjoy hands-on practical work, food and science. You will have an aptitude for culinary moments in the kitchen at home, as well as being well-organised. You’ll enjoy testing out new ingredients, as well as understanding why ingredients behave in the way they do.

Assessment

  • 50% coursework (two pieces) – including a practical assessment
  • 50% exam
Subject Level Year Group Exam Board
Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE Y11 Eduquas