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Food Preparation and Cooking (Occupational Studies)

Specification/Exam Board: CCEA

This modular study course provides an appropriate alternative to traditional GCSE subject studies. Students will learn practical skills for 2 years.

Year 11 will focus on a Contemporary Cuisine Unit.
Year 12 will focus on a Patisserie and Baking Unit.

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Assessment will take place throughout the course and students will either attain Level 1 (equivalent to GCSE D-G Grade) or Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*-C) at the end of 2 years.


All ingredients, raw materials and equipment are provided for pupils during practical sessions.
Pupils are required to purchase a chef jacket and skull cap to wear during practical sessions.

Examples of Contemporary cuisine dishes

Cupcake project
Occupational studies Contemporary Cuisine students raise much needed funds for Air Ambulance NI:

During the summer term Year 11 Contemporary Cuisine students and their teachers worked hard during the heatwave to cook and decorate amazing cupcakes. These were sold at break time and pupils were excited to purchase this treat and an amazing £340 was raised. Thank you to staff and pupils who gave generous donations and supported this worthy cause. Here are some photos of the event

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