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    Food, Cookery, Nutrition & Child Development

    Food, Cookery, Nutrition & Child Development is part of the Social Studies Faculty

    Staff

    • Ms A Miell - Head of Food Technology
    • Mr J Seager - Technician

     

    Bishop Ramsey offers 2 KS4 subjects in this category:

    1. KS4 Food Preparation and Nutrition (AQA 8585)
    2. KS4 Home Economics:  Child Development (AQA 4580) for current Year 10 & 11 students.                                                                                                                                            
    3. KS4 Child Development: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development (J818) for current Year 9 students and ongoing.

    Details about all courses can be found below.


    KS4 Food Preparation and Nutrition

    Food Preparation and Nutrition is an enjoyable and engaging subject that aims to give students valuable practical skills as well food and nutrition knowledge.

    Following the AQA specifications (8585) students study the following topics:

    • Food preparation skills – these are intended to be integrated into the five sections: Food, nutrition and health
    • Food science                                                      
    • Food safety
    • Food choice
    • Food provenance

     

    ASSESSMENTS

    EXAM: Paper 1: Food preparation and nutrition (50%)

    What's assessed

    Theoretical knowledge of food preparation and nutrition from subject content.

    How it's assessed

    • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 100 marks
    • 50% of GCSE
    • Exam is sat at the end of Year 11

    Questions

    • Multiple choice questions (20 marks)
    • Five questions each with a number of sub questions (80 marks)

     

    NON EXAM ASSESSMENT: (NEA)

    What's assessed

    Task 1: Food investigation (15%)

    Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients.

    Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task.

    Task 2: Food preparation assessment (35%)

    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 three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

    How it's assessed

    • Task 1: Written or electronic report (1,500–2,000 words) including photographic evidence of the practical investigation (15% of GCSE)
    • Task 2: Written or electronic portfolio including photographic evidence. Photographic evidence of the three final dishes must be included. (35% of GCSE)

    The NEA is undertaken in Year 11.

    Food studies matter to us as individuals: the ability to create, adapt and cook meals which are healthy, economical and delicious is a true life skill…

    This is the link to the Home Economics:  Food Preparation and Nutrition specification.

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/specifications/AQA-8585-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF


    KS4 Home Economics:  Child Development

    Child Development is a for Year 11 students only.  This subject will then be replaced with the Cambridge Nationals Level ½ Child Development.

    Following the AQA specification (4580) students study the following topics:

    Unit One:  Parenthood
    We learn about the role the family provides, planning for a family and preparing for the baby.

    Unit Two:  Pregnancy 
     From preconception to birth to postnatal care.  This unit covers reproduction and fertility, the 9 months of pregnancy, preparation for birth, labour and birth and the newborn baby and the mother’s health.

    Unit Three:  Diet, health and care of the child from birth to 5 years of age.

    Unit Four:   Development of the child. 
    This covers the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of the child.

    Unit Five:  Support for parents and the child.
    This includes child care provision, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and types of support available for parents. 

    60% of the course is controlled assessment.  This is broken down into:

    • 20% Research Task - The exam board provides 8 different topics to select from.
    • 40% Child Study

    To complete the Child Study, each student must be able to visit, observe and arrange suitable activities for a child under the age of 5 over a 3 month period.

    The remaining 40% is an untiered exam at the end of Year 11.

    Child Development is taught with the aid of the online resource called ‘vision2learn for schools’ which is an inspirational e-learning resource. 

    This is the link to the Home Economics:  Food and Nutrition specification

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4580-W-SP-14.PDF

    KS4 Child Development

    Child Development is for Years 9 & 10 students only.

    Following the Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Child Development Specification (J818) students study the following 3 topics:

    Unit One:  All students will learn the essential knowledge and understanding for child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, care, conditions for development, childhood illnesses and child safety. Knowledge gained would be of use for further studies in PHSE, Biology and other Child Development qualifications.

    Unit Two: In Unit 2, students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. They will also gain knowledge of nutrition and hygiene practices and will be given the opportunity to evaluate dietary choices.

    Unit Three: In Unit 3, students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This unit will include researching, planning, carrying out activities with children and observing and reviewing these activities, as well as an understanding of the development norms and the benefits of play in child development.

     

    Assessment:

    There are 2 centre-assessed tasks and 1 written exam paper which will be taken at the end of year 11.

    Unit

    Assessment Method

    % of grade

    Health and well-being for child development

    Written paper (exam)

    1 hour and 15 minutes.

    50%

    Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

    Controlled assessment completed in class.  Approximately 7-10 hours

    25%

    Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.

    Controlled assessment completed in class.  Approximately 7-10 hours

    25%

    Grading and awarding grades

    All results are awarded on the following scale:

    • Distinction* at Level 2 (*2)

    • Distinction at Level 2 (D2)

    • Merit at Level 2 (M2)

    • Pass at Level 2 (P2)

    • Distinction at Level 1 (D1)

    • Merit at Level 1 (M1)

    • Pass at Level 1 (P1).

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