GCSE NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE

GCSE – Nutrition & Food Science

 

Introduction

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the nutritional content of foods and how to meet the specific nutritional and dietary needs of different groups of people. They also study how to be an effective consumer in relation to food choice, food safety and managing resources.

This specification encourages students to adopt a critical and an analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving in relation to Home Economics. It also encourages them to develop as effective and independent learners.

Course Content

GCSE Home Economics: Food & Nutrition is broken into two units

Unit 1-Food & Nutrition (50%)

Unit 2- Controlled Assessment: Practical Food & Nutrition (50%)

Method of Assessment

The scheme of assessment is a combination of ONE written external examination paper which accounts for 50% and ONE internally assessed component which accounts for 50%.

Career Opportunities – Employment for Home Economists exists in an ever increasing variety of areas involving all aspects of life.  For example:

Area of Employment Career Opportunities
Consumer Affairs Trading Standards Officer

Consumer Law

Consumer Education- General Consumer Council

Communication Food Photography & Journalism

Advertising & Public Relations

Human Resource Management

Health Services

 

Health Promotion

Environmental Health Officer

Nutritionist

Dietetics

Sports Nutritionist

Nursing

Education Teaching

Research

Food Industry Food Product Development

Marketing

Quality Management

Quality Control

 GLA Entrance Assessment Results

Results have been posted to arrive on Saturday 4th February 2023

If any Parent / Guardian of a P7 pupil who sat the GLA Entrance Assessment in Loreto Grammar School has not received results in the post, you may call the school office between 12noon and 1p.m. on Saturday 4th February.

This session is only to facilitate issue of results which have not been delivered.