GCSE Food Technology

Option Subject 


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.


Course Content

Food preparation skills are integrated into five core topics:

  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Food science
  • Food safety
  • Food choice
  • Food provenance

Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • 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"

Beyond GCSE

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