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Fulston Manor School

Fulston Manor School A Fulston Manor Academies Trust School

Food Preparation and Nutrition

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WJEC Eduqas

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Exam Dates And Deadlines

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.

This will take place in the summer of 2024.

Component 2: Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action Non-examination assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated.  

Assessment 1: 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. 8 hours 15% of qualification 

Deadline is late November 23/early December 23.

Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment Prepare, 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. 12 hours 35% of qualification

Deadline is mid-March 24/late March 24.
Workshop Night
Monday, Week A - 3.10-4.10pm
Head of Department Guidance

Students must attend the theory workshops during Year 11 to assist with the completion of their NEA work, as well as help to prepare them for their theory examination at the end of the summer. 

Students need to use revision guides and study workbooks to assist with their revision. There is an opportunity to purchase these through the school. Please see your teacher for further details. They also need to make use of online resources to aid their knowledge and understanding, such as PiXL Knowledge and Seneca Learning. Speak to your teacher if you want to know more.

During the two-year GCSE Food course, it is essential that students develop their practical skills and knowledge outside of school. The attached list of skills highlights skills that students are expected to have knowledge, understanding and competence in.