GCSE Food Technology
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 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, this qualification focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills to give them a strong understanding of nutrition.
Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics:
- Food, nutrition and health
- Food science
- Food safety
- Food choice
- Food provenance
- Senior Food Club - weekly to gain further experience and an opportunity to extend skills
- Excursions and school trips to provide stimulus and research opportunities
- House competitions such as "Bake Off"
Food Technology can lead to exciting and well-paid opportunities in the food industry. Possible careers include: dietician, food consultant, hotel management, food marketing and advertising to name but a few.
Food Technology is valuable outside the food industry; the organisational skills and knowledge gained will be of great use in all areas of further education.
Food Technologists are in great demand and there are three well-paid job opportunities for every student leaving university with a Food Technology