SEPTEMBER 2024 – MAY 2025
TUESDAY MORNINGS FROM 11AM – 12PM (Term-Time only). Deposit for the course.
The content is designed to meet the subject specifications common to all GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition courses & the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum requirements. It also meets the framework required to allow students the option to progress their studies on a path to careers in the food & hospitality industries.
The course covers a wide range of theory which which can be broadly condensed into the following modules:
Understanding the relationship between diet, nutrition & health and the need to modify recipes to meet the dietary requirements of different groups of people.
Understand & explore a broad range of ingredients, their functional properties, provenance, as well as impacts of chemical processing & production.
Understanding both the Safety & the scientific principles underlying the preparation & cooking of food.
Demonstrating effective & safe cookery skills, methods and use of appropriate equipment.
The course will be delivered through Google Classroom with 30 online distance-learning sessions.
These are backed up with a bank of video tutorials & briefs & three in-house practical cookery sessions at The Farm Cookery School in Wiltshire.
There is weekly homework to cover the theory and practical elements of the course.
**Along with this deposit please complete & return our GCSE Application Form & return it to (find it on the main GCSE information page) along with a short statement from the proposed student explaining why they wish to complete a GCSE in Food Preparation & Nutrition. This course is open to students aged 13+**
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