Food Technology

Year 10 Food Technology

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 2016-18

Course title: GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8585
How will students be assessed?
Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) = 50% of total GCSE qualification

Examination = 50% of total GCSE qualification  

NEA consists of Task 1: Food Investigation and Task 2: Food Preparation assessment.  Students will sit a formal 1 hour 45 minute examination at the end of the course in Year 11.

2016-17

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                    Food Safety – students will take their Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (externally assessed)
Food, Nutrition & Health.
Practical work every week
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Food, Nutrition & Health.
Food Science – Functional & Chemical Properties of foods
Practical work every week
3 (7 weeks) Food Science – Functional & Chemical Properties of foods with a mini Food Investigation Project for practical work.

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Food Choice – factors affecting food choice.
Practical work every week
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Food Preparation Assessment (mini project)
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Food Provenance
Practical work every week
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2017-18

Half term        Key content
1 Food Investigation (Task 1)
2 Food Preparation Assessment (Task 2)
3 Food Preparation Assessment (Task 2)
4 Exam preparation
5 Exam preparation

Year 11  GCSE Food Technology 2016-17

Course title: GCSE Food Technology Exam board: AQA Specification code: 4545
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 60% of total GCSE qualification

Examination = 40 % of total GCSE qualification  

Students produce coursework that consists of a design folder and evaluation of all practical work completed. Students will sit a formal two hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11.

2016-17

Half term Key content – higher
1 (7 weeks)                                        GCSE coursework: Analysis of design task, research &  design ideas completed

• Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research

• A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned approach, adopted throughout

• The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the design proposals

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December

2 (7 weeks) GCSE coursework: Practical design ideas completed / evaluations

• Final outcome(s) shows a high level of making/modelling/finishing skills and accuracy

• Selected and used appropriate tools, materials and/or technologies including, where appropriate, CAM correctly, skilfully and safely

• Worked independently to produce a rigorous and demanding outcome

• Quality controls are evident throughout the project and it is clear how accuracy has been achieved.

• Detailed testing and evaluation as appropriate throughout the designing and making process taking account of client/user or third party opinion

• All aspects of the final outcome have been tested against the design criteria and/or the product/manufacturing specification

• Evaluate and justify the need for modifications to the product and consideration given as to how the outcome might need to be modified for commercial production

3 (7 weeks) GCSE coursework: Development of chosen idea / evaluations

• Final outcome(s) shows a high level of making/modelling/finishing skills and accuracy

• Selected and used appropriate tools, materials and/or technologies including, where appropriate, CAM correctly, skilfully and safely

• Worked independently to produce a rigorous and demanding outcome

• Quality controls are evident throughout the project and it is clear how accuracy has been achieved.

• Detailed testing and evaluation as appropriate throughout the designing and making process taking account of client/user or third party opinion

• All aspects of the final outcome have been tested against the design criteria and/or the product/manufacturing specification

• Evaluate and justify the need for modifications to the product and consideration given as to how the outcome might need to be modified for commercial production

9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening

4 (6 weeks) Final completion of Controlled Assessment folder. Exam preparation

20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Exam preparation