Food Technology


WHAT is this subject about?
Students will learn to demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks. They will understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health.

WHY should I choose this subject?
The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is perfect for students who want to learn about the planning and preparation of food in a practical setting.

WHEN and HOW am I assessed?

Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry – this is assessed through an online written assessment and is worth 40% of the overall qualification.

Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action – this is assessed within school and externally moderated.  The assessment includes a practical cooking assessment.

WHERE could this subject take me in the future?
Level 3 courses in food and nutrition, catering and hospitality

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If you wish to find out more about the curriculum your daughter is studying, please contact Mrs Batty.