Food Preparation & Nutrition

Unit Outline:

Year 10
Term 1 Sept – Dec: Food Commodities /Principles of Nutrition
Term 2 Jan – April: Diet & Good health/ where food comes from
Term 3 May – July: The Science of Food/Cooking & Food preparation

Year 11
Term 4 Sept – Dec: NEA 1 Food Investigation
Term 5 Jan – Mar: NEA 2 Food Preparation
Term 6 April – June: Revision


This content will be assessed in a 1hr 45min written exam in the summer of Year 11 and is worth 50% of your final GCSE grade. You will also complete 2 assessments referred to as NEA (Non Examination Assessment). Both of these will be completed in Year 11.

  • Assessment 1 The Food Investigation Assessment is worth 15% (Oct)
  • Assessment 2 The Food Preparation Assessment is worth 35% (Mar)

Areas Of Study Are:

  • Food Commodities
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Diet and Good Health
  • The Science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation

Further Information:

Wild about food? Fancy yourself as the next Jamie Oliver? Or just want to learn more about this practical life skill? Then this is the course for you!

This course will suit a well-motivated student who enjoys cooking. The main focus of the subject is working with food and learning to be a confident cook/chef for the future. A high percentage of work is practical and involves working with food in order to increase your skills and knowledge in this area.

This course is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in the area of food and for those who wish to progress to further education.


Kendal College, County Show, the Good Food Show NEC

Possible Career Destinations:

Possible careers choices such as Dietician, Nutritionist, Chef, Food Technologist and many more.

For further information, contact: Mrs N. Oddie or Mrs S. Timms