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This specification requires candidates to plan and carry out and investigation.
Candidates produce tasks in which they analyse issues and problems, and identify, gather and record relevant information and evidence.
Candidates will also analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and present conclusions.
Candidates will develop knowledge and understanding of human needs within a diverse society and relevant technological and scientific developments.
The specification focuses on;-
A) Food and nutrition issues in relation to nutrition, diet and health throughout life.
B) Factors affecting consumer choice.
C) The nutritional, physical, chemical and sensory properties of foods in storage, preparation and cooking.
D) Food hygiene; safety
E) Techniques and skills used in food storage, preparation and cooking.
This specification contains two Controlled Assessment units for which evidence can be submitted electronically via the OCR Repository.
11 GCSE (Full Course)
From September 2009 the GCSE is made up of three mandatory units:
Unit B001 Food and Nutrition Short Tasks is internally assessed and externally moderated. Candidates submit three short tasks and these form 30% of the total GCSE marks.
Unit B002 Food Study Task is internally assessed and externally moderated.
Candidates submit one task and this forms 30% of the total GCSE marks.
Unit B003 Principles of Food and Nutrition is externally assessed. This forms 40% of the total of GCSE marks. Questions will cover all aspects of the specification content.
1.2 Qualification Title and Levels
This qualification is shown a certificate as:
- OCR GCSE in Home Economics (Food and Nutrition).
This qualification is approved by the regulatory authorities (QCA, DCELLS and CCEA) as part of the National Qualifications Framework.
Candidates who gain Grades D to G will have achieved an award at Foundation Level1 (Level 1 of the National Qualification Framework)
Candidates who gain Grades A* to C will have achieved an award at Intermediate Level 2 (Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework)
GCSE specifications in home economics must enable learners to:-
Engage actively in the processes of home economics to develop as effective and independent learners.
Develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs within a diverse society
Develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant technological and scientific developments.
Develop a critical and analytical approach to decision making and problem-solving in relation to the specified context.
Examine issues that affect the quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity
Evaluate choices and decisions to develop as informed and discerning consumers.
2.1 GCSE Units
Unit B001: Food and Nutrition Short Tasks
Candidates complete three short tasks all of which are set OCR tasks.
All three tasks should demonstrate different practical skills and knowledge.
Unit B002: Food Study Task
Candidates complete one Food Study Task which will assess a variety of skills.
Candidates will choose a set OCR theme as a basis for the study.
Unit B003: Principles of Food and Nutrition
Nutrition and health
Food and preparation and cooking
Food safety and preservation
Leads to ‘A’ Level which we offer in Drumglass