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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.


Cost of ingredients for weekly practical lessons. Optional revision guide to be

offered for purchase.


Visits to local businesses and Borough Market.


Further Education:

Food Science and Nutrition Level 3


Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Science, Food and Human Nutrition


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


Food, nutrition and health

nutrients, nutritional needs and health

Food science

cooking of food and heat transfer;

functional and chemical properties of


Food safety

food spoilage and contamination;

principles of food safety

Food choice

factors affecting food choice; British

and international cuisines; sensory


Food provenance

environmental impact and

sustainability; processing and


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


-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


Food Preparation and Nutrition