Curriculum - Food and Nutrition



What course do we follow?

WJEC GCSE – Food Preparation and Nutrition

What will I learn?

By studying the GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition you will:

  • be able to demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks
  • understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health
  • understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, diet and health choices
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food
  • understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international) to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.
How will I be assessed?

Component 1: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition

  1. Food commodities
  2. Principles of nutrition
  3. Diet and good health
  4. The science of food
  5. Where food comes from
  6. Cooking and food preparation

Written examination – 1 hr 45mins – 50% of GCSE – 100 marks

Component 2: Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action

Non examination assessment (NEA)

  1. The Food Investigation Assessment
  2. The Food Preparation Assessment

Assessment 1: 8 hours
Assessment 2:12 hours (including 3 hour practical)
50% total
Assessment 1:15%
Assessment 2: 35%

What resources do we use?

Illuminate Eduquas Food Preparation and Nutrition

GCE A Level

A Level Art and Design provides opportunities for creative young people to express their ideas in an environment which supports, encourages and stimulates.  Candidates will look at the work of established artists and be inspired to demonstrate their own individual creativity.

What Will I Learn?

AQA Fine Art (6200)
The AS  comprises one coursework assignment and one controlled test.
The A2 comprises the above AS Examination with one further coursework unit and a controlled test.

Entrance Requirements – What Are The Entry Requirements?

You need to show ability in art. You should have achieved a GCSE grade C or above in Art and Design or a design subject.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The A2 coursework assignment will include written work based on gallery visits and research.  Assessment is at the end of each course.

Is There Anything Else I Need To Know?

During the course, students will be expected to visit art galleries or sites of artistic interest.

Future Opportunities

Most students will want to pursue a degree course in Art.  The type of courses varies from Fine Art to Graphic Design and many combined Art courses including Fashion Design, Interior Design and Architecture. An Art Foundation course is often a requirement prior to taking a degree.

Careers in Art range from the specialist artist to commercial artists involved in advertising and the media.

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