Key Stage 3
Throughout Key Stage 3, students develop an understanding of the nutritional requirements of a healthy diet through mainly practical sessions. These practical sessions will include completing experiments to determine the function of particular ingredients. Students learn to develop food preparation techniques, progressing their skills each year. Embedded within the course is the opportunity to give students information about sensible choices for healthy living. Students will also look at the prevention of food poisoning and the correct storage and preparation of food alongside food hygiene and safety within the kitchen.
Key Stage 4
At GCSE the AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition course is designed to investigate the relationship between nutrition, diet, food choice and health.
It develops students’ ability to make informed choices regarding a healthy diet and effective nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the course, students will complete a variety of food investigations that link with the properties and function of specific ingredients. It also provides them with the skills of an informed consumer when choosing goods and services.
Level 1/2 Award
This newly available qualification is intended for students who are interested in food preparation in a commercial catering environment and wish to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for further study or employment within this sector.