Food Preparation and Nutrition - Year 11
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.
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%.
Important dates (this is a guide and may be subject to change)
In Year 11, practical work carried out in lessons often counts towards students' GCSE grade.
Practical lessons for 2019 - 20 are:
11Atf1 Tuesday period 5
11Btf1 Tuesday period 1
11Ctf1 Tuesday period 2
11Dtf1 Monday period 5
11Etf1 Wednesday period 6
11Atf1 Friday period 6
11Btf1 Monday period 2
11Ctf1 Monday period 1
11Dtf1 Monday period 6
11Etf1 Tuesday period 3
Students have practical exams on the following dates:
11A – Tuesday 26 November period 5 and 6, Friday 17 January period 5 and 6 and Friday 31 January period 5 and 6 – all day Monday 24 Feb
11B – Friday 29 November period 5 and 6, Tuesday 14 January Period 5 and 6 and Tuesday 28 January period 5 and 6 – all day Tuesday 25 Feb
11C – Thursday 28 November period 5 and 6, Thursday 16 January period 5 and 6 and Thursday 30 January period 5 and 6 – all day Wednesday 26 Feb
11D – Thursday 28 November period 1 and 2, Monday 13 January period 5 and 6 and Monday 27 January period 5 and 6 – all day on Thursday 27 Feb
11E – Wednesday 27 November period 5 and 6, Wednesday 15 January period 5 and 6 and Wednesday 29 January period 5 and 6 – all day on Friday 25 Feb.