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City of Peterborough Academy

KS4 Food & Nutrition

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure pupils develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials.

Preparation skills are integrated into five core topics: Food, Nutrition and Health, Food Science, Food Safety, Food Choice and Food Provenance.

Assessment Information

Written Examination 50%

1 hour 45 minutes on theoretical knowledge of food preparation and nutrition (100 marks)

Non-examination assessment 50%

Task 1: Food investigation. This tests pupils’ understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients.

Task 2: Food preparation assessment. This tests pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Pupils will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

Food Preparation & Nutrition Staff

Teacher of GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition Mr R Paul