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In Year 7 students develop basic skills required for the cooking and preparation of food. They develop their understanding of nutrition, cooking skills focus on development of meals and introduction to foods from other countries. In addition students are introduced to food presenting and styling skills. Projects aim to encourage students to be more independent and have an element of ‘free choice’ in the dishes they cook

KS4 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition qualification aims to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. The OCR qualification will encourage learners to cook and make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning, opportunities and career pathways as well as develop life skills that enable learners to feed themselves and others affordably, now and in later life

Content Overview

The content of the GCSE is divided into four sections

  • Nutrition

  • Food Provenance and Food Choice

  • Cooking and Food Preparation

  • Skills requirements: Preparation and Cooking Technique


A qualification in Food Preparation and catering can lead pupils in a number of career route options including:


  • Catering

  • Hospitality

  • Medical / NHS

  • Nutritionist

  • Science

  • Purchasing - Retail

  • Childcare

  • Home Economist

  • Travel & Tourism

  • Journalism

  • Media

  • Sport

  • Leisure

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