Studying this qualification in Food Preparation and Nutrition enables students to make connections between theory and practice so that they are able to apply their understanding of food science and nutrition to practical cooking. It encourages students to cook a range of dishes and enable them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition.
Subject Leader: Miss J Binns
Students will have the opportunity to produce a variety of dishes demonstrating a range of skills including bread making, pastry, cakes and sauces.
In GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students will develop practical skills allowing them to showcase different dishes. There is an opportunity to widen knowledge through the coverage of a range of topics such as food provenance, food science, diet and health, food spoilage technological developments and factors affecting food choice.
Students are offered a range of extra curricular activities such as food club, visits to local restaurants and food organisations. Speakers from local businesses visit lessons to deliver hands on experience and link the subject to different careers.
The GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course studied at key stage 4 is the Eduqas examination board.
What is the GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course?
The course contains 3 elements which is a 1 3/4 hour exam and two NEA's, one is a scientific investigation and the other completing 3 dishes for a set brief.
Where can studying Food Preparation and Nutrition take me?
This course gives students a broad knowledge base and skills that can be transferred to a variety of further educational courses and employment. The more specialist pathways are Nutritionist, Chef, Dietitian, Environmental Health Officer and Food Microbiologist.
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Food Preparation and Nutrition curriculum at Meols Cop High School complies with the Equality Act 2010, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and is accessible for pupil with SEND. Click here to view the SEND Policy.
Updated December 2021