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Food & Nutrition Year 10

 GCSE Food and Nutrition

Students work for the AQA Design and Technology: Food Technology GCSE which is 60% Coursework and 40% examination. Results have considerably improved in the last two years reflecting the commitment students put into their work.

Students work on topics such as cakes, pastry, sauces and bread.  Their practical skills are developed along with the skills and process needed to do well in courswework.


Awarding Body:                               AQA

Examination Details:                      Written paper 40% +and Coursework 60% (45 minutes)

What is studied on the course?
  • How to develop a specification for a new food product
  • How to analyse existing food products
  • How to generate a range of design proposals
  • How to use the internet to research ideas
  • Product planning and development
  • How to select ingredients and work with tools and equipment
  • How to evaluate products by tasting and testing them
  • How to improve ICT skills and learn all about CAD and CAM
  • Developing your awareness of consumer requirements of a product
  • Analyse products and the processes used to manufacture them
  • Work practically with food ingredients and components
  • Latest food fads and nutritional implications
  • Sustainable sources for food, transport & packaging
Who should study this course?
  • Any student wishing to enter the fascinating and demanding world of the Food Industry.
  • Any student wanting to gain skills which will be useful in a wide range of jobs, in further study of Design and Technology and in personal life.
quicheHow is it taught?

The theory work for the course is taught through a range of short “Design and Make” projects, which cover all aspects of the examination. The coursework is taught through the production of a concise design portfolio and the development of a new food product.

How will this course lead to careers involving Food?

With this qualification you could go on to further study Food Technology at AS/A2 level or go to college and do a range of vocational qualifications which could lead to various careers in the Food industry. For example: Food Product Developer, Nutritionalist, Food Buyer and Seller or a job in the catering industry.