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Qualification: Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE
Exam Board/Specification: AQA
Is this course right for you?
This new GCSE is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials.
What does the course involve?
Topics covered are as follows:
Food, nutrition and health:
What about non-exam assessments (NEA’s) and exams?
The course is taken over two years and consists of two non-exam assessments worth 50% of the Final Grade. Task 1 (NEA): Food investigation (15%) and Task 2 (NEA): Food preparation assessment (35%). Practical investigations are a compulsory element of these NEA tasks. A final exam worth 50% of the final grade; taken at the end of year 11.
Progression Opportunities (Sixth Form and Beyond)
Following completion of this course, you will be qualified to go on to further study and develop your knowledge of nutrition leading, eventually, to a university degree. Equally you will be able to embark on an apprenticeship or full time career in the catering or food industries.
Further Vocational and Academic Qualifications:
WJEC level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition.
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