This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in food and cookery. It will provide learners with experience of using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to acieve four aims:
* prepare and cook using basic skills.
* understand food and its functions in the body and in recipes.
* understand balanced diets and modification of recipes for health.
* plan and produce dishes for a purpose.
It is made up of four units of work:
Unit 1: preparing to cook.
Unit 2: understanding food.
Unit 3: exploring balanced diets (external examination).
Unit 4: plan and produce dishes in response to a brief.
Students in Year 11 will have two lessons of food technology each week.
Students will develop the designing, making and evaluating skills through their controlled assessment task. This task is set by the exam board and is based on cafe culture. This controlled assessment is worth 60% of their overall mark.
40% of the final mark is based on the two hour written examination which will test their theory knowledge of the subject.