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Food Preparation and Nutrition
The GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification offers a unique opportunity for candidates to develop their knowledge and extend their skills within food preparation and nutrition in a vocational context. It is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in this area and for those who wish to progress to further education. It will offer valuable preparation for those entering the world of work.
The specification encourages the investigation and study of food preparation and nutrition in a variety of contexts and uses a range of assessment techniques to enable the candidate to respond through practical and investigative work.
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Examples of work
Each Key Stage 3 student will be given a home learning project for each half term.
- Year 7 Home learning Project 1 – Healthy Snacks
- Year 7 Home learning Project 2 – Event Planning
- Year 8 Home learning Project 1 – Foods of the World
- Year 8 Home learning Project 2 – Event Planning
Key Stage 4 students will be given homework booklets each half term with exam style questions based on the theoretical elements of the GCSE.
How to revise and prepare for exams
GCSE revision support and intervention for Year 11 Hospitality & Catering begins in September and runs until the Summer examinations.
See our exam preparation page for information about helpful revision guides and timetables, as well as details of additional interventions for each subject.
BBC Bizesize - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/
Food: A Fact of Life - http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/QuickLinks.aspx?contentType=2
A Hospitality and Catering qualification can help you prepare for a wide range of careers including, but not limited to:
- Chef trainer
- Consumer scientist
- Catering manager
- Cake decorator
- Food processing worker
- Food scientist
- Kitchen manager
- Kitchen porter
- Restaurant manager
- Waiting staff
- Bar manager
- Cellar technician