GCSE AQA Food Preparation & Nutrition

Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill. At the Saffron Walden County High School, we are focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically. Our objective is to nurture students' practical cookery skills and to give them a robust understanding of nutrition. Students will have a thorough understanding of nutritional needs of different groups in society, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials.

 We are following the AQA course which is based on 6 main areas of study: Food preparation skills, Food, Nutrition and Health, Food science, Food safety, Food provenance and Food choice. 

The course consists of two non-examined assessments, a Food investigation and a Food preparation assessment, and a written examination.  Both these elements are worth 50% of the overall mark.