Food Preparation and Nutrition Faculty Staff
Mrs A Waller
Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
In Years 7 and 8 Food Preparation and Nutrition is taught as a carousel of subjects where students rotate between Food, Art, Drama, Music and ICT. Students are set in mixed ability classes. The students experience two blocks of approximately fourteen lessons.
In Year 9 students can opt to study Food Preparation and Nutrition for the entire year in preparation for GCSE.
At Key Stage Four we follow the AQA specifications for Food Preparation and Nutrition.
Year 10 students study the theory required for the specification and develop the practical skills required by cooking most weeks.
The course is externally examined in Year 11. The students complete a qualification comprising of theory and non-examination assessments which include a food science task and a 3hour practical examination.
Year 11 Food Preparation and Nutrition are examined as follows
50% written examination of which 15% is multiple choice questions
50% non-examination assessment of which:-
15% is a 10hour food science task involving research, investigations, analysis and evaluations.
35% is a 3hour practical assessment where students are required to make 3 high level skilled products. They also are required to spend 20 hours producing a written report as well as the practical task
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