Food Technology

Enabling students to develop a wide range of practical skills and build a foundation of knowledge to encourage healthy attitudes towards food.







Year 10 and 11

Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE –  Eduqas

This course equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.

The areas of content are

  • Food commodities

  • Principles of Nutrition

  • Diet and good health

  • The science of food

  • Where food comes from

  • Cooking and food preparation


The assessment of the course is completed in two parts

  1. A written examination of 1 hour 45 minutes

  2. 50% of the qualification

  3. Two practical assignments Assessment 1. The Food Investigation Assessment – 8 hours

  4. Pupils cook each week and need to provide their own ingredients and suitable containers to take their dishes home.

  5. Assessment 2. The Food Preparation Assessment – 12 hours

  6. 50% of the qualification.

BTEC Home Cooking Skills, a more practical based course, may be offered to students when appropriate.

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