Food Preparation & Nutrition

Studley High School Food Technology

Staff

Miss E Vaughan

WHY STUDY THIS SUBJECT?

This course is exciting and creative, focusing on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. Students will also gain a strong understanding of nutrition. Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to go on to further study, or embark on an apprenticeship or a full-time career in catering or food industries.

SKILLS

Throughout the course, a range of food preparation and cooking skills will be developed. Examples include:

    • Correct use of equipment
    • Knife skills
    • Use of appliances
    • Methods of cooking
    • Pastry, cake, sauce and yeast mixtures

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

  • Food nutrition and health
  • Food science
  • Food safety
  • Food choice
  • Food provenance

ASSESSMENT

  • Controlled Assessment – practical investigations in 1) Food investigation (30 marks) and 2) Food preparation (70 marks). Written or electronic report with photographic evidence
  • Theoretical knowledge of food preparation. Written exam: 1¾ hours (100 marks, 50% of GCSE)

Examining Board:AQA

Course Outcome:GCSE

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585