2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 3 Option Pathway

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Food Preparation and Nutrition

Overview This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative subject 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 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: Cost of ingredients for weekly practical lessons. Optional revision guide to be offered for purchase.

Trips Visits to local businesses and Borough Market.

Pathways Further Education: Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 University: Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Science, Food and Human Nutrition Career: Growing concern in the UK about the providence and ethics of what we eat combined with a healthy hospitality industry means job opportunities in businesses, charities, government, NHS. There is currently a shortage of food technologists in industry.


Year 10

Year 11

Topics Food, nutrition and health nutrients, nutritional needs and health Food science cooking of food and heat transfer; functional and chemical properties of food Food safety food spoilage and contamination; principles of food safety Food choice factors affecting food choice; British and international cuisines; sensory analysis Food provenance environmental impact and sustainability; processing and production

Non-Exam Assessment 50% Food investigation task -Worth 15% of the final GCSE grade -10 hours -Written report 1500-2000 words - Tasks will be released in September of the final year of assessment Food preparation task -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 the final year of assessment

Written examination 50% 1 hour and 45 minutes

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

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