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GCSE Catering

Welsh Board  –  GCSE Catering

(Units 1 and 2)   –  These units concentrate on the food preparation and service aspect of the hospitality and catering industry.

Areas of study:       The industry – food and drink

Job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training

Health, safety and hygiene

Food preparation, cooking and presentation

Nutrition and menu planning

Costing and portion control

Specialist equipment

Communication and record keeping

Environmental considerations

Summary of Assessment

UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service

Controlled Task    —-   45 Hours in Total

Two practical tasksselected from a bank of six WJEC set tasks. Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

 60% in total –  20% in year 10 and 40% in year 11.

UNIT 2: Catering, food and the customer                

One Written Exam Paper    – 1 ¼ hours

The paper will contain:-  short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the catering content.

This examination will be a traditional written paper and is worth 40% of the GCSE.

In this GCSE you should:-

  • Be prepared to work hard
  • Be prepared to bring ingredients for practical lessons and practical assessed sessions
  • Be committed to an amount of written work to support your practical work in order to be assessed
  • Be prepared to come in some lunchtimes and after school to finish practical and written tasks