Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Food & Nutrition
Term 1Preparation for NEAs
Assessment of student understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. One task to be selected from three tasks set by AQA. Time: Recommended 10 hours Outcome: Written or electronic report including photographic evidence (1500-2000 words)
Assessment: Preparation for Non Examined Assessment. Internally assessed grade for Non Examined Assessment. (This is a formal part of their final GCSE grade)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2NEA 1
Assessment of student understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. One task to be selected from three tasks set by AQA. Time: Recommended 10 hours Outcome: Written or electronic report including photographic evidence (1500-2000 words)
Assessment: Preparation for Non Examined Assessment. Internally assessed grade for Non Examined Assessment. (This is a formal part of their final GCSE grade)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3NEA 2 (a)
Assessment of students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than 3 hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved. Task setting: One task to be selected from three tasks set by AQA Time: Recommended 20 hours (including 3 hour final assessment within a single block period.)
Assessment: Internal Assessment: Non Examined Assessment (contributes to final GCSE grade) 20 hours over Terms 3 and 4 (including 3 hour final assessment within a single block period) Outcome: Written or electronic portfolio including photographic evidence.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4NEA 2 (b)
Assessment of students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than 3 hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved. Task setting: One task to be selected from three tasks set by AQA Time: Recommended 20 hours (including 3 hour final assessment within a single block period.)
Assessment: Internal Assessment: Non Examined Assessment (contributes to final GCSE grade) 20 hours over Terms 3 and 4 (including 3 hour final assessment within a single block period) Outcome: Written or electronic portfolio including photographic evidence.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision and Preparation for Final Exam
Intensive revision programme where students will consider all aspects of the course from Years 10 and 11. All topics will be covered including: How and why food is prepared a certain way Methods of cooking Functional and chemical properties of food Appropriate equipment and uses Advantages and disadvantages of different preparation methods Changes in food when treated in different ways
Assessment: Mock examination paper questions Examination questions from published texts These are ongoing as the term progresses rather than end of unit assessments.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Final Revision
Students will spend time revising for their written examination using various texts and examination papers. The end of this period is dependent upon the formal date for the written GCSE examination.
Assessment: Final GCSE examination written paper. 1 hour 45 minutes.Key Words and Terms
 

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