GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition Aims: This new GCSE equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. 

By studying Food Preparation and Nutrition learners will:

 

Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Food Preparation and Nutrition

COMPONENT 1 - A written examination of 1 hour 45 minutes in the summer of year 11. This forms 50% of the total GCSE mark. It is based on 6 areas of study.

 

COMPONENT 2 - There are 2 non-examination assessments (Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action). 50% of the total GCSE mark

Assessment 1 – a scientific food investigation
8 hours
15% of the total GCSE mark
Report length 1,500 – 2,000 words
Assessment 2 - a food preparation assessment
12 hours (including a 3 hour practical examination)
35% of the total GCSE mark
A Maximum of 30 typed A4 pages to include photographs, charts and graphs

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