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Examination Board:  WJEC/Eduqas

This is a relatively new GCSE course which is being offered to take advantage of the top class teaching and catering facilities we have in the Academy. It offers a unique opportunity for pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and capacity for imaginative thinking. If you are interested in cooking and catering industry as a profession or just enjoy being in the kitchen, this could be the course for you.

The topics covered include:

  1. The Catering Industry (the variety of catering outlets, safety and food poisoning).
  2. Nutrition and Menu Planning (selection, storage, food costing and menu construction).
  3. Food Production (preparing, presenting and serving food and drink).
  4. Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and the role of an Environmental Health Officer.

This award consists of two units:

  • Event planning and practical task (coursework based) which is 60% of the GCSE
  • A written paper (1½ Hours) which is 40% of the GCSE