See our Food Preparation & Nutrition Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS4
GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition
Examining board: OCR
Aim of course
This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is a demanding and creative course, which combines practical cooking skills with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, food provenance and food science. At its heart, this qualification focuses on developing students’ practical cookery skills as well as a strong understanding of nutrition.
For the first two terms of Year 9 students will develop their cooking skills and understanding of a variety of ingredients through practical exploration as a bridging project to prepare them for their GCSE.
Food preparation skills are integrated into four core topics:
Method of assessment
Written exam: Food preparation and nutrition (50% of GCSE)
1 hour 30 minutes (100 marks)
Non-exam assessment (50% of GCSE)
Task 1: Scientific Food Investigation
Written report (1,500 – 2,000) words including photographic evidence.
Task 2: Food Preparation
Written portfolio including photographic evidence (105 marks)
Key Stage 5 progression/Career prospects
There is a wide range of careers and interests for which GCSE Food and Nutrition is relevant including Nutritionist, Dietician, Food Technologist, Food Scientist, Food Biotechnologist, Head Chef, Caterer, Development Chef, Hospitality Management, Food Product Buyer, Food Manufacturer, Government Researcher, and Environmental Health Officer.