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FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION

 

KEY STAGE 3

AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition: Food Safety and Hygiene underpins all lessons that we have in the food room  Students gain a good understanding of nutrients and nutritional needs of different groups and the reasons why we choose the foods we consume. They will understand the function of ingredients in specific recipes and why reactions occur.  Students will gain an understanding of food provenance, regional and international cuisine, and the impact that the world food supply has on the environment and sustainability. 

Students are only able to choose one area of Design and Technology to study at GCSE.

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition will equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and encouragement they need to cook. It will give them the ability to apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

Pupils will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways, and develop vital life skills so that they can feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously.

The GCSE focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure pupils develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing pupils’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.

Course Details

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics:

  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Food science
  • Food safety
  • Food choice
  • Food provenance

Students will spend an almost equal amount of time on written tasks and practical application. All practical tasks are completed to develop a student's understanding of Food and Nutrition.

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KEY STAGE 4
 

AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition: Food Safety and Hygiene underpins all lessons that we have in the food room  Students gain a good understanding of nutrients and nutritional needs of different groups and the reasons why we choose the foods we consume. They will understand the function of ingredients in specific recipes and why reactions occur.  Students will gain an understanding of food provenance, regional and international cuisine, and the impact that the world food supply has on the environment and sustainability. 

Students are only able to choose one area of Design and Technology to study at GCSE.

Course details

Food Preparation and Nutrition will equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and encouragement they need to cook. It will give them the ability to apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

Pupils will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways, and develop vital life skills so that they can feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously.

The GCSE focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure pupils develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing pupils’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics:

  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Food science
  • Food safety
  • Food choice
  • Food provenance

Students will spend an almost equal amount of time on written tasks and practical application. All practical tasks are completed to develop a student's understanding of Food and Nutrition.