Food Preparation and Nutrition - Year 10
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition - AQA - specification code 8585
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The specification sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. Students will learn information about how you can apply nutrition through practical work, cooking of food and heat transfer, functional and chemical properties of food, food spoilage and contamination, principles effecting food safety, sustainability, food labelling and marketing, food processing and production and sensory evaluation. Throughout Year 10 students will learn and practise food preparation skills.
Practical lessons - learning in depth food preparation skills including the application of molecular gastronomy. Students will also apply nutritional knowledge to dishes produced and explore the different types of food chemistry and functions. This prepares students for their NEA (non-exam assessment) in Food Science and their NEA in Food Preparation.
Theory lessons - Using ICT, students will build knowledge on the specification topics in order to apply this in the practical classroom. This equips students with the knowledge required for their written examination.
Homework - Students will research dishes to produce each week in practical lessons, around the given theme, which demonstrate the knowledge learnt in nutrition and food chemistry.
The focus of Year 11 is to complete two pieces of NEA and revisit the knowledge learnt in Year 10 in order to revise for a written examination.
NEA Food Science investigation 15% - applying food science and chemistry knowledge to experiments and writing up the findings in a 1500—2000 word report/essay with photographs.
NEA Food Preparation 35% - produce a three course meal within a three hour timed assessment showing as many food preparation skills as possible around a set brief. Write up and evaluate the findings within a 20 hour written report.
Revision programme for the end of Year 11 - revisiting topics learnt in Year 10 - written examination 50%.
Please find attached updated dates for current year 10 food preparation and nutrition students for the school website.
Practical lessons for 2019 - 20 are:
10Atf1 Monday period 1
10B1tf1 Tuesday period 3
10B2tf1 Wednesday period 1
10Ctf1 Monday period 6
10Dtf1 Tuesday period 6
10Etf1 Monday period 2
10Atf1 Monday period 3
10B1tf1 Tuesday period 5
10B2tf1 Friday period 2
10Ctf1 Wednesday period 3
10Dtf1 Thursday period 3
10Etf1 Tuesday period 1