Food Technology GCSE will give all students a thorough understanding of the requirements for a healthy and balanced diet for the rest of their life and their future family. Students will learn how to prepare, cook and use all major food groups using safe and hygenic practices. The students will learn how to design and make using food, how to present their work using ICT and how to manage their written portfolio through rigorous assessment criteria set by AQA exam board.
GCSE Food Technology enables students to demonstrate their abilities of working with food and many of our students go on to study further education opportunities, successfully achieving qualifications necessary for working in the Catering Industry, one of the biggest employment sectors in the UK.
Strood Academy also offers a Btec (level 2) in Hospitality at Keystage 5. GCSE Food Technology gives a sound foundation to future success in this subject at Keystage 5.
This specification enables candidates to demonstrate their creativity in the making of food products. They will learn how to use a wide range of ingredients and the working characteristics and processing techniques used when designing and making food products.
Candidates should be aware that they will be responsible for providing their own ingredients for products that they take home. This could amount to approximately £70 over the three year course. Ingredients for demonstration purposes or test cooks will be provided by the Academy.
What will you study?
The course is split into three learning zones:
- Year 9 year of improving technical skills with a variety of practical projects, development of design ideas and evaluation techniques.
- Year 10 continues the skills based projects and the beginning of the major design project which will be completed in Year 11.
- Year 11 completing the major design project followed by intensive knowledge and exam question preparation.