SUBJECT:
HOME ECONOMICS (Food)

EXAMINATION:
GCSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:

1 Tier  Grade A* – G

KS3 GCSE
Subject Overview N/A The GCSE Food and Nutrition specification provides opportunities to develop students as a contributor to society, the economy and the environment. It prepares students for Life and Work by exploring current issues and situations explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills.
Hours per week N/A GCSE students are timetabled for 2 ½ hours (5 periods) per week.
Topics / Modules N/A The course comprises of two components.
Component 1: Food and Nutrition
Component 2: Food and Nutrition Assessment Task
Topics studied include:
– Food provenance
– Food processing and production
– Food and nutrition for good health
– Energy and nutrients
– Nutrition and dietary needs
– Priority health issues
– Consumer rights and responsibilities
– Factors affecting food choice
– Food safety
– Food and money management
– Food preparation and cooking
– Developing recipes and meals creatively
Assessment Type N/A External Assessment (weighting 50%)
1 written exam paper of 2 hours duration, consisting of multiple choice, short, structured and extended questions
Internal Assessment (weighting 50%)
1 controlled assessment task to include:
-Task analysis
-Secondary research
-Justification of choice
-Planning
-Preparing and cooking of dishes
-Evaluation
Subject Leader N/A Miss Girvan
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