GCSE Food and Nutrition (CCEA)
This course helps prepare young people for adult life and independent living. It is an excellent foundation for careers in the food industry or further study in food, nutrition, dietetics, food science, consumerism and hospitality.
Areas of study in the food and Nutrition GCSE:
• Where food comes from
• Eating for good health
• Health issues and their relation to food
• Shopping for food
• Factors affecting food choice
• Food safety
• Food preparation and presentation
During year 11 and 12, you will study the content of the course. Practical skills will be practised and developed every 2 weeks by preparing a variety of recipes and meals. These skills will be assessed in a 2.5 hour practical exam during year 12, where a 3 course meal will be planned, prepared and evaluated.
How is it examined?
This is a linear qualification. This means all the assessments happen in year 12.
• A 2 hour written exam worth 50% of the overall grade.
• A piece of controlled assessment, including research, planning and evaluating a 3 course meal (50%).