Key Stage 4 Home Economics

GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition OCR J431

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gcse/hosp_cat/food/index.html

The Home Economics GCSE has both practical and theory elements. The course uses a text book written specifically for this exam course: OCR Home Economics for GCSE: Food and Nutrition ISBN 978-0-340-98397-3

Practical:

Unit B003:

1 x 1½ exam in June of Year 11 40% marks

Coursework:

Unit B002 - 3 x food and nutrition short tasks: 10% each

Unit B001 - 1 x food study task: 30%

The coursework tests practical cooking skills as well as safety, hygiene, cooking skills, use of equipment, recipe choice, planning and evaluation

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

First half-term

Nutrition and health

Autumn

First half-term

Food preparation and cooking

Autumn

Second half-term

Nutrition and health

Autumn

Second half-term

Food preparation and cooking

Spring

First half-term

Food commodities

Spring

First half-term

Food safety and preservation

Spring

Second half-term

Food commodities

Spring

Second half-term

Consumer education

Summer

First half-term

Meal planning

Summer

First half-term

 

Summer

Second half-term

Meal planning

Summer

Second half-term

 

Pupils usually cook every week to enable them to build up a good skills base to use in their coursework. The practical dishes will reflect the topic studied that week.

For more information please speak to Mrs E Bennett, Lead Teacher on Home Economics

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