If you want to develop skills and knowledge of the Catering Industry, widen your creativeness and imagination, then GCSE Catering is for you.
There are a number of reasons for choosing GCSE Catering:
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 time is spent getting to know the students and assessing their levels before beginning a differentiated programme of study. In cookery and nutrition sessions students participate in theory based and practical activities with regard to the handling of foods and preparation of foods.
In Year 8 students have developed the skills necessary to work creatively and semi-independently on cookery and nutrition. Students are taught how to cook and apply the principles of healthy eating through making a range of meals and dishes that are chosen specifically to develop crucial skills within the kitchen.
In Year 9 students choose their options and some students may choose to participate in a Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE curriculum at Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4
Students who are capable and who choose to participate in GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition will start the GCSE course for Food Preparation and Nutrition in Year 10. The GCSE course is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. At its heart the qualification focuses on nurturing practical cookery skills to give students a strong understanding of nutrition. The course is integrated into five core topics; food nutrition and health, food science, food safety, food choice and food provenance.
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