Food and Nutrition
KS4 Food & Nutrition
During KS4 students will complete a 2 year NCFE VCERT in Food and Nutrition. Students will complete 4 compulsory modules, one of which is a written exam in their first year of study. The remaining 3 modules will be portfolio based and completed over the 2 year course.
Students will begin to understand key concepts in Food Preparation and Nutrition such as the Eat well guide, food safety and hygiene, cooking and food preparation, the relationship between diet and health and the dietary needs of people with special diets.
Students will then move on to more complex topics such as developing a deep understanding of macro and micro nutrients. They will learn about the functions and sources of each nutrient, considering the effects on the body of excess and deficiency.