Food and Nutrition (GCSE)

Food and Nutrition (GCSE)

Sixth Form Overview

Students aged 17-18 years old

Course Outline

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

Topics Studied

Food preparation skills are integrated into the five core topics:

  •  Food, nutrition and health
  •  Food science
  •  Food safety
  •  Food choice
  •  Food provenance

How it’s assessed

Component 1 - Examination

Theoretical knowledge of food preparation and nutrition
from sections 1 to 5.
Written exam: 1hour 45minutes
Multiple choice questions (20 marks)
Five questions, each with a number of sub questions (80

Component 2 – Practical investigation

Students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to
the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food
and application of nutrition related to the chosen task.
Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of
three dishes within a single period of no more than 3 hours.

Why choose it?

At its heart, this qualification focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.
Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to go on to further study, or embark on an apprenticeship or full time
career in the catering or food industries.

  • Exam Board AQA
  • Course Code 8565