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Food Preparation & Nutrition

Food Preparation & Nutrition

50% Exam

50% Controlled Assessment

Led by: Mrs E Millican

Exam Board: AQA

What will I be studying?

This new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course 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 new course is suitable for any student who enjoys working with food and is interested in all aspects of the food industry, enjoys solving creative problems and who is able to work individually and as part of a team. At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition. Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics: Food, Nutrition & Health, Food Science, Food Safety, Food Choice and Food Provenance.

What can I do afterwards?

Beyond GCSE there are good opportunities in many different fields of work and higher education such as: hospitality and catering; food technologist; food manufacturing; food scientists and microbiologists; teaching; food retail; or food photography and journalism.

Learning Journey

Click here to take a look at the Learning Journey for Food Preparation and Nutrition

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