Food Technology GCSE at Parliament Hill School
Exam board: AQA Team Leader: Mr J. Sharp, Design&Technology@parliamenthill.camden.sch.uk Why take it? Pathway? This course is for those students who enjoy making and designing high quality nutritional food products and who are interested in how CAD/CAM is used to manufacture food products on a large scale. Students who study Food Technology could continue their studies to do an apprenticeship to become a chef or combine their studies with Science to become a food scientist, teacher, home economist or product developer, or combine their studies with English to become a food critic or journalist. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) • 60% = Controlled Assessment - The coursework project is a ‘design and make’ project working to a design brief. • 40% = 2 hour written examination Tiers on entry NA Requirements for A level/ La Swap NA Description of course Food technology introduces you to the design of new food products and the systems and processes used in the food industry to manufacture food products on a large scale. This is not a cooking course, but you will combine practical cooking and presentation skills with your understanding of food science, social and environmental issues to design a product for large scale production. You will consider the taste, texture and appearance of food and you will learn about nutrition and the special dietary needs of different groups. You will learn about the control systems used to manufacture food products including hygiene, safety and quality. The learning will be achieved though practical cooking and product development lessons. The use of computers will feature strongly in the course in handling data to create graphs and charts. You are expected to pay for your own ingredients. Year 10 You will study food hygiene and safety, nutrition, food science, product development and manufacturing. Year 11 You will spend most of Year 11 working on the Controlled Assessment. This is a ‘design and make’ project that teaches you about the product development process used in the food industry. You will be expected to present a folder consisting of research, design ideas, drawings, planning and evaluation and demonstrate excellent cooking skills. Events / trips / residential information NA Useful websites http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/ newgcses/index.php
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