The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.
Food Preparation and Nutrition consists of a varied selection of practical and theory lessons which aim to build on the existing skill base. By studying food preparation and nutrition learners will:
Students will be expected to work independently and meet all deadlines relating to controlled assessment and homework tasks. A good level of organisation will be needed for this course as students will be expected to organise ingredients for lessons on a weekly basis. Enjoying cooking alone is not enough to succeed in this subject, students will be expected to apply an equal amount of effort into their research, planning and evaluating work as they do to any practical tasks.