Food Preparation & Nutrition

This course will give students an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, food choice, where food comes from and practical cooking as well as the ability to apply this knowledge when cooking.

It will prepare them for further study, such as a high-quality food related tech level, or apprenticeships in the catering or food industries.

Much of the course will be delivered through preparation and making activities.  Students must be able to make the connections between theory and practice to apply their understanding of food and nutrition to practical preparation.

Topics and themes have been grouped.  These topics are:

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


Through the course you will be assessed on a range of tasks, both practical and theoretical.


50% non-exam assessment

Task 1: Food Investigation (30 marks)

Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks)

50% exam paper: 1hr 45 mins


Kings Reach
Slough Berkshire
Tel: 01753 537594
Fax: 01753 526485
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