Food Preparation and Nutrition

The Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. Students are encouraged to make informed decisions about food choices and develop life skills that will enable them to feed themselves and others affordably, now and in later life.Food Preparation Task worth 35% of total GCSE


Pupils will be involved in demonstrating their ability to communicate effectively, work well as part of a team, and be prepared to take on a challenge. This is not a purely practical subject , students will be required to research, plan and evaluate all dishes created which includes a lot of writing.

Pupils will need to purchase chefs whites through school and wear them to each practical session.


The course is assessed through a written paper, Food Preparation and Nutrition, worth 50% of total GCSE.

Also two non-examined assessments;


Food Investigation Task worth 15% of total GCSE

Food Preparation and Nutrition