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KS4 Food Preparation and Nutrition Course title and type of qualification: Food Preparation and Nutrition What will I learn? This is an exciting opportunity for students to build upon KS3 and continue to regularly make delicious dishes and food products. The main focus of this GCSE course is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. Students will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. Students will be able to: frequently demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking using a wide variety of food commodities, cooking techniques and equipment develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and nutritional content of food and drinks understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the effects of poor diet and health develop knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food understand and explore in practice, a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international), to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes Students must be organised to bring ingredients at least once a week and be prepared to take part in group practical activities and tasting sessions. For their GCSE, students will complete coursework involving practical investigations, demonstration of a wide variety of food preparation skills and research into food and society. How will I be assessed? Unit 1: a two hour written examination paper will be sat in June of Year 11 and equates to 50% of the overall GCSE. Unit 2: Cooking and Nutrition in Practice – Coursework Tasks worth 50% and completed in Year 11. What could I move onto? Students can study A Level Home Economics: Food, Nutrition and Health at KS5 and then go onto degrees and careers in one of a wide range of different Catering, Food Science or Nutrition disciplines. Examination Board: AQA
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Bishop Young Academy Bishops Way Seacroft Leeds LS14 6NU Tel: 0113 273 9100 Fax: 0113 273 4216 Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877
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