Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Course description

Exam Board: Eduqas

Food Preparation and Nutrition provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile programme of study for learners who have a desire to develop their skills and knowledge in food preparation and the principles behind healthy eating. The qualification in Food Preparation and Nutrition enables you to make connections between theory and practice so that you are able to apply your understanding of food science and nutrition to practical cooking.

The course content:

  • Food commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation


15% - Assessment 1: The Food Investigation Assessment
A scientific food investigation which will assess the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.

35% - Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment
Prepare, cook and present a menu which assesses the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food.

50% - Examination: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition
This component will consist of two sections both containing compulsory questions and will assess the six areas of content as listed in the course content above.

Key skills

You will develop the following key skills:

  • Safe and hygienic cooking
  • Application of current healthy eating guidelines
  • Team work
  • Verbal and written skills
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

Where can it take me?

Food skills will help you  through-out life. They would be an advantage in careers in catering, restaurant management, chef, food product designer, food critic/writer, supermarket manager, nutritionist, teacher and food technologist.


Further information

Please contact: Miss O Powell (Curriculum Leader of Food)


Useful Website


Key Stage 4 Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum Plan


GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition - Subject Course Overview