GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8585
  • QAN code: 601/8421/8

Our fresh and exciting GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety.

Created with help from teachers and subject experts, it will inspire and motivate your students, opening their eyes to a world of career opportunities and giving them the confidence to cook with ingredients from across the globe.

See below for a taste of the fantastic free resources we’ve created to help you teach this new specification.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

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