Food and Nutrition

Head of Department Overview Video - Food

Love food? Like creating great food for your friends and family?

If you choose Food Technology you will learn about designing and making a saleable, quality food product by applying your growing knowledge and understanding of the world of food.  This new GCSE focusses on your Practical Skills to give you a strong understanding of nutrition

Course Outline

You will explore and develop a range of food products in Year 10 like pastry products and continental breads. The aim is to encourage you to be creative and develop new, exciting products building on what you have learnt at KS3. You will be expected to use ICT throughout your work and there is a greater emphasis on skill acquisition and making professional quality products at this level in Food Technology.

You will learn about:-

A) Food, nutrition and health

B) Food science

C) Food safety

D) Food choice

E) Food provenance


The scheme of assessment is made up of two parts:-

i) Written paper – 1 hour 45 mins which is 50% of the total marks

j) Controlled Assessment – 45 hours which is 50% of the total marks.

Task 1—Electronic report.

Task 2—Portfolio


The coursework project is undertaken in Y11 and is a very important piece of work.