Home Economics: Food and Nutrition (4585)

We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition qualification under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2017 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

You may like to consider our new GCSE in Food preparation and Nutrition, which will be available for first teaching in September 2016.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below. 

This specification helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition issues in a diverse society and enables them to work in a variety of contexts.

This two-unit specification gives students relevant skills and knowledge which are transferable to other settings, enhancing career opportunities and providing a satisfying course of study for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds. The course provides a basis for students who wish to study the subject further.

This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Home Economics: Food and Nutrition
Specification code 4585
Certification code 4587
QAN codes 50043882

Updates to Home Economics: Food and Nutrition (4585)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

Talk to us

Tel: 0161 957 3334
Email: homeeconomics@aqa.org.uk