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Food & Nutrition

‘Real food doesn’t have ingredients, real food is ingredients’  

Jamie Oliver

Every child should be taught to cook in school, not just talk about nutrition all day’  

Jamie Oliver 

Subject Intent 

Food and Nutrition will help students to understand the ingredients they use and also how to use them wisely and to the best of their capabilities.  It will enable them to develop a wide range of practical skills and techniques to use ingredients healthily and creatively, and will equip them with the knowledge of where their food comes from and how to maximise its nutritional value.  Students will benefit from the study of Food and Nutrition in a wide range of ways and across many subjects including maths, science, PSHE, geography and RE. 


Subject Implementation 

Students will use a wide range of ingredients, especially seasonal and locally produced, to make a range of savoury and sweet dishes. They will be shown a variety of skills and techniques to enable them to produce quality results using their own creativity. They will be taught about the importance of healthy eating and the nutritive values of different foods. Students will also be taught about how foods are produced and manufactured. 


Subject Impact 

Students should develop confidence in their ability to produce a range of dishes, and use a variety of techniques. 

Students should understand where their food comes from and how it is made. 

Students should understand the importance of healthy eating and have a basic understanding of nutrition. 

Subject Specification Food Preparation and Nutrition  

All work at Key Stage 3 leads to the Eduqas GCSE offered as an option at KS4 


Areas of Content 

1. Food commodities 

2. Principals of Nutrition 

3. Diet and good health 

4. The science of food 

5. Where food comes from 

6. Cooking and food preparation 

Food Commodities

1. Fruit and vegetables

2. Milk cheese and yoghurt

3. Cereals

4. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs 

5. Butter, oils, margarine, sugar, syrup

6. Soya, tofu, nuts and seeds 


GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition Eduqas Assessment 

Component 1 Principals of Food Preparation and Nutrition 

Written examination 1hour 45 minutes 50% of final mark 

Component 2 Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action 

Food investigation Assignment NEA1, 8 hours 

Food Preparation assignment NEA2, 12 hours (3 hour practical exam) 

50% final mark  


Assessment Objectives show that pupils at KS4 can: 

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nutrition, food, cooking and preparation 

AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of nutrition, food, cooking, and preparation 

AO3 Plan, prepare, cook and present dishes, combining appropriate techniques. 

AO4 Analyse and evaluate different aspects of nutrition, food, cooking and preparation, including food made by themselves and others.

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