Food & Nutrition

Course Content

This specification in food preparation and nutrition enables learners to make connections between theory and practice so that they are able to apply their understanding of food science and nutrition to practical cooking.

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.

This content relates to the study of both food and drinks.

How is this course assessed?

Component 1

Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes 50% of the qualification

100 marks

Areas of Content:

  • Food commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation
Component 2

Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action Non- examination assessment

50% of the qualification 100 marks

Assessment 1: The Food Investigation Assessment, 15% of total qualification, 8 hours.

Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment, 35% of total qualification, 12 hours.


Course information- Presentation 1

Course information- Presentation 2

Contact information

Mr Pearce