Food Studies - Year 7 and 8
Topics – Healthy Eating Project, Breads from around the World, Multicultural Project.
In Food Technology students will learn how to cook and make informed decisions about their diet and health. They will also learn how and when to use food ingredients and how to store food safely. The content of the course covers the following four areas; cooking skills, wise food choices, diet and nutrition including safety and hygiene.
Students will also:
· Research appropriate dishes
· Plan and design new recipes
· Make and prepare healthy dishes
· Build upon team working skills
· Recognise Health & Safety
· Be able to manage their time
· Present their work and final dishes
Year 9 and 10 students will carry out the Catering GCSE course by WJEC and will be expected to complete both of the following tasks.
UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service
(Controlled Assessment [45 hours 60%])
TASK 1: [20%]. One task to be set by the Examination Board. This is a research project and a two hour practical test. Students will prepare and cook four dishes. Duration up to 15 hours.
TASK 2: [40%]. One task to be set by the Examination Board. This is a research project and a two hour practical test. Students will prepare and cook a two course meal. Duration up to 30 hours to commence in the second half of the course.
UNIT 2: Catering, Food and the Customer
One paper, which will be externally set and marked. All questions are compulsory and targeted at the full range of GCSE grades. The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the catering content. Written paper 1¼ hours 80 marks.
This examination will be available either as an electronic assessment or as a traditional written paper.
Areas of study:
• The industry – food and drink.
• Job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training.
• Health, safety and hygiene.
• Food preparation, cooking and presentation.
• Nutrition and menu planning.
• Costing and portion control.
• Specialist equipment.
• Communication and record keeping.
• Environmental considerations.
In Year 11 students will progress onto the GCSE Hospitality course by WJEC.