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Home Economics (Food & Nutrition) at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

Course content

This GCSE is now offered in place of GCSE Food Technology. The specification for the subject seeks to prepare students for living in a contemporary, changing and multi-cultural society. The subject covers the following areas: v Nutrition and Health. v Food choices. v Food preparation and processing. v Deterioration, safety and preservation of food. v Marketing, advertising and consumer education.


One external examination sat at the end of year 11 worth 50% of the marks  Three pieces of coursework which includes: v An individual task which is the major piece of coursework. The task can be based on any area of the subject content and may arise from a personal area of interest of the student.  This is worth 30% of the assessment for the course.  v Two resource tasks which are short focused assessments with the emphasis placed on the implementation of practical skills.  This is worth 20% of the assessment for the course.

Financial information

Ingredients will need to be brought by students for most lessons each week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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