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Food Technology

OCR GCSE Food Technology - this is a practical course for students, which has a firm link to theoretical aspects of food production and nutrition. It is well suited to students who enjoy cooking and would like to further expand their cooking skills. Many students choose this GCSE as a path into Food as a career or further education, for others it offers a hands-on enjoyable practical GCSE, which is both vigorous and challenging.


Course Content


Two design–and-make projects; students investigate and develop a food style or range of foods and make a supporting design folder. The controlled assessment is approx. 45 hours and making up 60% of the total marks.


The written paper makes up 40% of the total marks it is one paper with two sections:


  • A design question with some research before the exam.

  • A paper covering all aspects of the specification.