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GCSE Nutrition & Food Science

Examination Board – CCEA - The new specification will be made up of the following components:

Component 1: Food and Nutrition – External written exam (2 hours) 120 marks 50%

Component 2: Practical Food and Nutrition – Controlled assessment (120 marks) 50%

Component 1: Food and Nutrition

Subject content:

  • Food provenance
  • Food processing and production
  • Food and nutrition for good health
  • Energy and Nutrients
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Fibre
  • Water
  • Nutritional and Dietary needs
  • Priority health needs
  • Effective consumers – food shopping
  • Factors affecting choice
  • Food safety
  • Resource management
  • Food preparation, cooking and presentation skills

Component 2: Practical Food and Nutrition

  • Part A Research and viewpoints

(800 words)

  • Part B Justification of choice

(1500 words)

  • Part C Planning
  • Part D Practical Activity
  • Part E Evaluation
  • Presentation

Home Economics is a field of study that encompasses an array of skills related to the management of households. They include budgeting, food preservation, nutrition, child development and fashion merchandising. Now often referred to as family and consumer sciences, graduates of these programs can have careers in education, business, government, law and human rights.

 

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