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GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
AQA Exam Board - GCSE D&T Food Technology (4545) GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition 8585
Specification    

The course is single tier which is broken down into 3 units:

Paper 1 (Exam): 1 hour 45minute exam paper 50%

Task 1 (Non Exam Assessment): Food Investigation task – 15%

Task 2 (Non Exam Assessment): Food Preparation task – 35%

  

 The table below is a breakdown of the units studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments.

 

 Year 10

Year 11

 

Units
Assessments
Units
Assessment
Autumn     Food Exam Theory   FOOD SCIENCE INVESTIGATION
10 hours (15% of final grade)
Investigate the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients through a practical investigation

Section A: Research (6 marks)

Section B: Investigation (15 marks)

Section C: Analysis & Evaluation (9 marks)

Food Preparation and Nutrition theory taught through a range of practical sessions, theory lessons and practise food investigations. To fully prepare for assessments in Year 11.  

Progress monitored using a range of assessments, including:

  • mini-tests
  • practice exam questions
  • extended written tasks
  • practical assessments
  • mini-projects 
FOOD PREPARATION 20hours (35% of final grade)
Plan, prepare and cook three dishes to meet the needs of a specific context. Nutritional knowledge will be a requirement for all tasks

Section A: Researching the task (6marks)
Section B: Demonstrating technical skills (18 marks)
Section C: Planning the final menu (8marks)
Section D: Making the final dishes (30 marks)
Section E (Analyse and evaluate)

See above   EXAM REVISION
(50% of final grade)Theoretical knowledge of the following modules:
Food, nutrition and health
Food science
Food safety
Food choice
Food provenance
 

BREAKDOWN OF MARKS:

Multiple choice questions: 20 marks

Five questions, with sub questions: 80 marks

TOTAL= 100 marks
Summer    See above   Exam (50% of final grade) Final GCSE Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes
See above Mock GCSE Exam – 1 hour 45 Minutes