GCSE Food Technology

Subject: Food Technology
Qualification Type: GCSE (Full Course)
Exam Board: OCR
Subject Leader: K. Otter

Course Description

  • Developing cooking skills
  • The design process – research, analysis, recipe development, planning, testing and evaluating.
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Function of ingredients & cooking methods
  • Sustainable design
  • You will be expected to search for recipes and develop them to create new food products such as, pies, deserts, meat dishes, bread products, deserts & cakes using a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding.

Assessment Format

Unit 1 – Controlled assessment – You will research & analyse existing food products then design and make new & exciting products (60%).
Unit 2 – Examination (40%).

Possible Progression (including careers and further education)

There is a wide range of courses available such as;

  • RCAT – Catering and Hospitality
  • Dearne Valley College – Food Production and Cooking
  • Barnsley College – Bakery or Food Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 2