GCSEFood and Nutrition

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Written exam – 50% of the course, 1 hour 45 minutes exam, 100 marks.

Theoretical knowledge of food preparation and nutrition from the following areas:
Food, nutrition and health, Food science, Food safety, Food choice, Food provenance

Non Examined Assessment – 50%,

Task 1: Food investigation (30 marks)
Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients.
Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task.
Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks)
Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task.
Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

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"’First we eat, then we do everything else."

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“Healthy does NOT mean starving yourself EVER. Healthy means eating the right food in the right amount.” 

Course details

This course is graded as GCSE 9-1
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Food Preparation and Nutrition

Written exam

– 50% of the course, 1 hour 45 minutes, 100 marks.

Non Examined Assessment – 50%.

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