Food Preparation & Nutrition

Exam board: WJEC EDUQAS
Course code/specification number: 601/8093/6
Level of qualification: GCSE

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

The Food Investigation Assessment: A scientific food investigation which will assess the learner's knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.

The Food Preparation Assessment: Pre- pare, cook and present a menu which assesses the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food. These assessments will be based on a choice of tasks released by WJEC annually.

What will students learn about?

The new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition, aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

What grades can students access

Grades 9-1 

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Component 1: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes 50% of qualification
This component will consist of two sections both containing compulsory questions and will assess the six areas of content as listed in the specified GCSE content. Section A: questions based on stimulus material. Section B: structured, short and extended response questions to assess content related to food preparation and nutrition

Component 2: Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action Non-examination assessment: (Food Investigation Assessment and Food Preparation Assessment).
Assessment 1: 8 hours Assessment 2: 12 hours 50% of qualification

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

  • AS and A level Food Technology
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • BTEC Level 2 Award

For further information please contact:

Miss. D Walsh Assistant Head ADT: