KS4 Food Preparation and Nutrition

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Subject Staff Leader
Miss K Dalley – dalleyk@ridgewayschool.com


Name –        Food Preparation and Nutrition
Board –        AQA
Code –          8585


Assessment of Course
Exams consist of :
Two non-exam assessments counting for 50% of the GCSE
–  A food investigation where students will show an understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients through practical assessment and a written report.
– A food preparation assessment where students will prepare, cook and present a menu of three dishes providing written and photographic evidence of their research.

A written exam at the end of the course counting for 50% of the GCSE


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

Areas of study include:

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

Throughout the course of study students will develop links with local establishments and industries.


Career opportunities in Food Preparation and Nutrition include:
Nutritional sciences, dietetics, fitness, restaurants, schools and colleges, hotels, airlines, health care agencies, institutional management, the armed forces and running your own business.


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