Home Economics Food and Nutrition
Home Economics at Key Stage 3 is part of Learning for Life and Work. In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils get the opportunity to examine key concepts in relation to healthy eating, home and family life and independent living.
Units of Work include; Safety and Hygiene; Use of equipment; Meal planning and preparation using the Eatwell plate guidelines; Family life and Seasonal cooking.
Units of Work include; Nutrients, Meal planning and preparation using the Eatwell plate guidelines; Ethical Shopping; Food Safety and Seasonal cooking.
Units of Work include; Meal planning and preparation using the Eatwell plate guidelines; Needs of Pregnant Mother, Baby, Toddler, Adolescent, Adult and the Elderly; Special Diets e.g. vegetarian; Consumer Awareness and Seasonal Cooking.
|GCSE HOME ECONOMICS (FOOD AND NUTRITION) – CCEA|
|Why should I study this course?||Home Economics GCSE is now known as Food and Nutrition and even though it has a name change, it continues to offer pupils a range of opportunities to further develop their nutrition and health knowledge, consumer skills, food safety expertise and practical cookery skills.This will be achieved through a range of teaching and learning strategies, exam practice, food practical opportunities, Controlled Assessment, educational visits and visiting speakers.The knowledge and practical skills learned at Key Stage 3 are an excellent basis for the work you will be involved in during the GCSE Years 11 & 12.|
|What will I learn?||Component 1Food and Nutrition||Component 2Practical Food and Nutrition(Controlled Assessment: written and practical)|
|The Specification Content for this component includes:Knowledge and understanding of:
||Through the two year course pupils develop their food preparation, cooking and presentation skills.These skills are assessed through a controlled assessment task issued by CCEA in Year 12. The task involves the following:
|What’s each module worth?||50%||50%|
|How will I be formally assessed?||External written examination in Year 122 hours120 marksThe written paper includes multiple-choice, structured questions, and questions requiring extended writing.||One controlled assessment (written and practical)120 marks|
|What might the future hold?||A GCSE in Food and Nutrition opens up many career opportunities such as:-o Food Scienceo Food Technologyo Business and Marketingo Health Promotiono Environmental Health
o Trading Standards
o Food Quality Assurance/ Control
o Dietetics and Nutrition
o Various careers in hospitality and retail
At Dromore High, we offer GCE Nutrition and Food Science. GCSE Food and Nutrition is a clear pathway to this qualification.