Food Preparation & Nutrition

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Food Preparation & Nutrition

AQA GCSE Food preparation and Nutrition

We have a well-equipped, refurbished, food room with interactive whiteboard and good access to ICT.

Exam results last year were impressive; 83% 9-4

The GCSE builds upon the student’s KS3 which focuses on development of food practical skills, cooking and nutrition.

We all need to ‘eat to live’ and through food practical work students develop skills for life, whether it is to enjoy food as a social activity or to further extend their skills into a successful career with worldwide job opportunities. Future options include Food Science; Dietetics, Nutrition and Health; Food and Beverage Manufacturing; Product Design, Research, Development and Production; Marketing, Food Photography, Magazines and the Media; Catering in large or small establishments.

Recipes and Technical Skills

A list of technical skills that will be developed in KS3 and Ks4 in Food Preparation and nutrition. The recipes show over each academic year, the skills that will be demonstrated and reviewed in each practical lesson.

Technical Skills

Rotary Young Chef 2018

Year 10 students competed against each other to produce a 3 course meal, for two people. Students planned their menu, completed their costings, organised a time plan in order to support their competition. Students had to present and display their dishes to three judges. Two students then went onto the next round at Camborne College to compete against other schools.

Penwith Catering Workshops

Andy Carr from Penwith supported the Year 10 Food preparation and nutrition GCSE students with understanding and developing techniques on presentation of food. Students demonstrated their skills on how to display and present a ‘Mackerel Salad’ and also a ‘Summer Fruits and Cream, Pavlova’.