Food Preparation & Nutrition

The document linked below outlines how we have sequenced knowledge and skills in each academic year:


Click here to read our MGS Extra Prospectus and find out what clubs are on offer.

Click here to access the KS3 and KS4 Food Preparation & Nutrition Super Curriculum.


Studying food & Nutrition provides you with the scientific and technical skills needed for a wide range of careers in the food and drink industry, as well as in public health, nutrition and research.

The main employers of food & nutrition students are the hospitality & catering industries, food manufacturers, producers, processors and retailers, local authorities and regulatory bodies, such as the Department for Health, in areas such as food safety, inspection and analysis. The NHS, private health organisations, sport and leisure companies, sports clubs or sports professional associations also employ food & nutrition students, as do areas in the land-based sector, which encompasses agriculture and animals, as well as fresh produce, food service and retail.

Career Ideas: food technologist, food scientist, health & safety Inspector, nutritional therapist, Nutritionist, animal nutritionist, product/process development, production manager, quality manager, technical brewer, chef, sommelier, baker, toxicologist, teacher, procurement manager, research scientist, laboratory technician, hospitality/catering manager, food journalism, market researcher, public health promotion, international aid worker, naturopath, medical sales rep, health service manager, personal trainer, dietitian, herbalist and more.

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Key Stage 4

Qualification: GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition
Exam board: OCR

Over a fortnightly timetable, GCSE students receive:

  • 4 hours of guided learning.
  • 2 hours of homework.

Click here to find out more about this GCSE course.