Curriculum

FOOD & COOKERY

Food and Cookery equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook a variety of different meals, whilst making informed choices about their diet, nutrition and health. Pupils develop vital life skills that will help them to become more self-sufficient, learning how to prepare and cook food safely, using appropriate techniques. Pupils also learn how to store food responsibly identifying associated health and safety hazards.

Pupils are taught to recognise the physiological and psychological effects of a poor diet and develop an understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes associated with different types of food, along with its nutritional content. Pupils will have the opportunity to follow a variety of different recipes, ranging from traditional British food to international cuisine, to inspire new ideas and broaden their culinary repertoire.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery
KS4
  • Unit 1 Preparation to Cooking
  • Unit 2 Understanding Food
  • Unit 3 Exploring Balanced Diets – External Exam
  • Unit 4 Plan and make dishes in response to a brief
Assessment

Examination Board: NCFE

Coursework
Overview Focus
  • Pupils need to complete 3 units which contribute to 75% of their Level 2 Certificate
  • Work is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Each of these units has assessment criteria which need to be evidenced to complete.
  • Unit 1 Preparation to Cooking
  • Unit 2 Understanding Food
  • Unit 4 Plan and make dishes in response to a brief
Exam Assessment
Overview Focus
  • 25% of the Level 2 Certificate
  • Exam will be taken in November, with the opportunity to resit in March if required
  • Pupils complete externally set questions relating to food, hygiene, preparation and balanced diets
Enrichment Offer

After-school sessions are offered to KS4 pupils studying NCFE Food and Cookery each week.

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