Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE

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Examination Board AQA 8585
Subject Leader Miss Auburn
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Course Content:

This new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials.

Students will learn how to make connections between theory and practice to apply their knowledge of food and nutrition.

Food preparation skills are integrated into five core

1. Food, nutrition and health
2. Food science
3. Food safety
4. Food choice
5. Food provenance


Written exam: 50%

Assessments: 50%
Written assessment Task 1
Food Investigation 15%

Written assessment Task 2
Food Preparation
Practical cooking exam – 3hr 35%