In years 7 and 8 and 9, students learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions which will allow them to develop their skills and knowledge.
They will learn about different ingredients and cooking methods. They will be introduced to a variety of recipes so they are able to make healthy food choices and have a healthy balanced diet.
Students will work independently to produce their dishes and adapt recipes to suit.
This course is designed for students who have an interest in food preparation and nutrition.
Students will experience using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education of apprenticeships. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.
Students will study 6 different areas of content; Food commodities, Principles of nutrition, Diet and good health, The science of food, Where food comes from and Cooking and food preapration.
50% internal assessment and 50 % external assessment.
There are 2 internal assessments that take place throughout Year 11.
The external assessment is a 1 hour 45 minute written examination and takes place at the end of Year 11 – generally in June dependant on the date set by the exam board.
Key Stage 4 pupils can use the following website to help on topic areas: