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Why AQA Food ?

Our qualifications in food will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and encouragement they need to prepare and cook food.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition will give them the ability to apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating, whilst our Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Catering gives young learners a hands-on introduction to life and work in the catering industry.

Students will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways, and develop vital life skills so that they can feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously.

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Steve Healy"Our dedicated subject team will support you as you begin your teaching of this new qualification. We’re here to answer any questions that you may have."

Steve Healy, Head of Curriculum 

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Textbooks (print and digital)


We’re collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with our new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition and Technical Award Food and Catering specifications.