Guided Choices 2017 - Year 8 - page 25

Dream, Be-
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 learn about the function of ingredients, the importance
of hygiene, safety and sustainability within the catering
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 health,
applied science or food and hospitality sectors.
WHEN and HOW am I assessed?
Assessed through controlled practical task (60%); you will
research, plan, make a range of dishes from a selection
of set topics. The task will be started in year 10 and
completed in year 11, with a final written exam (40%).
WHICH subjects should I have an aptitude in?
It is essential that you have shown a key interest in
cooking and science at KS3, can work hygienically, safely
and complete written tasks well.
There is a termly fee
associated with this course, currently £15.00. You
will be required to obtain your own ingredients for
assessment work.
WHERE could this subject take me in the future?
Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeships; Level 3
Diplomas; Degrees in Food Science, Nutritionist,
Dietician, Food Teacher etc.
Who do I need to speak to for more information?
Mrs Fisher
WJEC LEVEL 1/2 Certificate in Hospitality
and Catering
Pupil quotes:
“I chose Food because I
like cooking and
enjoyed the subject in
years 7 and 8. In KS4
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
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 enjoyable”
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