Guided Choices 2016 - Year 9 - page 25

Dream, Believe, Achieve
WHAT is the subject about?
The course offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge
of the catering and food industries and develop practical
skills. You will plan and make dishes considering healthy
eating guidelines and catering for a range of diets. You
will also learn the importance of hygiene, safety and
sustainability within the catering industries.
WHY should I choose this subject?
Anyone with an interest in food who is keen to learn the
skills and knowledge required for a career in the catering
industry, food and food service.
WHEN and HOW am I assessed?
You will be assessed through two controlled practical
tasks and will research, plan, make and evaluate a range
of dishes from a selection of set topics. The first task will
be completed in year 10 and the second in year 11, along
with a final written exam (60% coursework, 40% exam).
WHICH subjects should I have an aptitude in?
It is essential that you have shown a key interest in
cooking at KS3, are able to work hygienically and safely
and complete written tasks to the best of your ability. You
will be required to bring ingredients.
WHERE could this subject take me in the future?
Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeships; AS/A2 Home
Economics, Food Technology; Degrees in Food Science,
Nutritionist, Dietician, Food Teacher etc.
Who do I need to speak to for more information?
Miss Inker
GCSE Catering/NCFE Level 2 Cert in Food &
Pupil quotes:
“I chose Food because I
like cooking and
enjoyed the subject in
years 7, 8 and 9. In
years 10 and 11 you
become more
independent when
cooking your dishes”
“I chose it because I
liked it in lower school
and I really like
“I chose this because in
years10 and 11 you
have the opportunity to
cook what you want and
it means more flexibility
to find the recipe. The
subject is interesting to
learn and very
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