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What does GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition cover?
GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition doesn’t just teach you how to cook; it also gives you an understanding of the science of food. This includes the origins of various foodstuffs, the different forms of food production and processing, nutrients (including macronutrients, micronutrients and official government guidelines), food safety, meal planning, health issues relating to diet, how we choose food products, and causes of food waste.
On the practical side, you will learn about preparing and presenting food as well as the cooking process itself. By the end of the course, you should be able to understand the what, how and why of food and nutrition, and be able to apply that in your own meal planning and preparation.
Why study GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition?
GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition is a chance to develop the practical skills needed to eat healthily and make informed decisions about your diet, as well as ensuring that you are safe in the kitchen. It can also help improve your confidence and creativity by demystifying the cooking process and encouraging you to develop and experiment with your cooking skills.
Studying different cuisines from around the world can improve cultural awareness, just as improved knowledge of allergies and other dietary requirements can allow you to be more open-minded regarding the dietary choices of others.
Assessment of GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition
Assessment of GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition comes in two parts, one focused on the theoretical elements and the other focused on the practical elements. These, in turn, could be divided into different topics, such as nutrition, food, preparation/cooking and practical skills, all of which may feature in the examination. It is possible that you can submit non-examined assessments for parts of the course, although the examination will still be necessary.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding as to how nutrition and health are related, including different types of nutrient and how nutritional requirements vary between individuals. This could include planning a meal whilst adjusting portions and ingredients for specific allergies and diets.
You will also need to show your knowledge of the scientific aspects of food preparation and storage, including the importance of food safety. You will need to know when and how to use specific items of kitchen equipment. Questions may also focus on the other factors that affect diet, such as income, culture and lifestyle.
GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition can lead to further study of food and nutrition at A Level, in addition to offering good preparation for a future career in the food services industry. Even if you have no interest in further study, as everyone needs to eat, the skills and knowledge you gain during the course should have practical applications in your day-to-day life.
You will be better able to both manage your own diet, and provide meals for others with different dietary requirements. Whichever path you choose, GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition will be able to help you make an informed decision.
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