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GCSE Hospitality & Catering Double Award at Solway Community Technology College

Course description

This course emphasises the importance of practical skills and pupils are expected to take three practical examinations over the two years. Alongside and complementing the work done towards this double award qualification, all pupils studying Hospitality and Catering in Year 10 are expected to take part in the Rotary Junior Master Chef competition during the autumn term where two pupils will be chosen to represent the Silloth Rotary Club in the Cumbria heat of this national competition.

In addition, all pupils in Key stage 4 undertake the training and exam for the level 2 Food Hygiene certificate

Course content

Coursework: The coursework represents 60% of the final grade and is divided into the three practical tasks that each consist of a practical examination and a small piece of written evidence.

Task A - Catering: To produce 2 savoury and 2 sweet products containing dairy produce; completed during Year 10.

Task B - Catering: To produce a 2 course meal with variations and accompaniments; completed in the second part of Year 11.

Task - Hospitality Event: To work as a team producing the food and organising an actual event.
This coursework will be completed in the autumn term of Year 11.

Examination: The course has 2 one and a half hour examinations, one of which may be available online. These take the form of multi-choice answers plus short and extended answers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solway Community Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: H & C
  • Number of planned places: 20

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