Rickmansworth School GCSE Pathway 4 Option Booklet

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Food Preparation and Nutrition

Overview This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative subject in its second year. It focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. This GCSE focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition. There is a strong link with Science in this academic course. Costs: Practical lessons will take place weekly with students providing ingredients. Optional revision guides will be offered for purchase at a discounted rate through the department. Trips There will be opportunities to visit local hospitality and catering businesses. Students are also encouraged to participate in regional and national cooking competitions.

Pathways Further Education: Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 University: Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Science, Food and Human Nutrition

Career: Typical careers include: Community education officer, Food Technologist, Health Promotion Specialist, International Aid/Development Worker, Medical Sales Representative, Nutritional Therapist, Nutritionist


Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Non-Exam Assessment 1

Non-Exam Assessment 2

Written examination 50% 1 hour and 45 minutes

Food investigation task ▪

Food preparation task ▪

Worth 15% of the final GCSE grade

Worth 35% of the final GCSE grade -20 hours including a 2-hour practical session to make the three final dishes Portfolio including photographic evidence Tasks will be released in November of Year 11

Section A: multiple choice questions from different sections of the course Section B: 5 questions of different styles from different sections of the course

10 hours

Written report 1500-2000 words -Tasks will be released in September of Year 11

Topics covered: ▪

Food, nutrition and health

Food science Food safety Food choice

Food provenance

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