Food Technology

Exam Board: OCR

Award: GCSE



Why do this course?

  • If you like to cook.
  • If you are creative.
  • If you like to taste new foods and experiment. 

Course entry requirements

  • Suitable for all year groups
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Enjoyment of Food Technology
  • Note:Pupils will be required to purchase ingredients on a regular basis


Key Topics / Subject content

Pupils are taught the skills and knowledge to pass the course through a combination of teacher led sessions, mini projects and independent study.

Areas covered include nutrition, food properties and product development.

Pupils get to demonstrate and experiment with practical skills through their major project which follows the design process from research to design and through development to the end final product(s). Once taught the basics students are required to work independently in practical lessons in order to gain the higher controlled assessment marks. Students need to be committed to achieving, enjoy being creative and have the drive to stretch their skills and outcomes.

The practical element of this course is vital to success and ingredients are required on a regular basis.


Method of Assessment

This course is assessed in the following way:

  • Pupils complete 3 short tasks from a set list worth 30% of the marks.
  • Pupils complete 1 food study task from a set list worth 30% of the marks.
  • Pupils sit a 90 minute exam worth 40% of the total marks.


Pupils are taught to:

Select and use ingredients and processes to produce quality products

Use equipment safely with regard to themselves and others.  

Work accurately and efficiently in terms of time, ingredients and equipment.

Manufacture products applying quality control procedures.

Research,effective evaluation and product analysis

Progression Route

Home Economics Food and Nutrition provides a good basis for progression to A-level study, college or a wide range of careers.


Contact us

Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP

Please direct enquiries to Ms. M Cooper in the first instance

  • Telephone: 01522 751040

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