Hospitality and Catering

In Hospitality we aim to produce confident skilled cooks and nutritionists. We study food and nutrition from a wider variety of different cultures and social groups. Pupils cook every double period and therefore develop cooking skills and confidence in food very quickly

Teaching and Learning

Pupils will attend two lessons per fortnight in K.S.3. These are arranged as one double block to enable practical sessions to take place. At. K.S.4 pupils can opt to study either Food and Nutrition or Hospitality at G.C.S.E. In K.S.4 the lessons are organised as one double block per week and one single block per fortnight. Cooking normally takes place in the double block and theory lessons are addressed in the single block.

Hospitality and Catering: The examination board for this subject is WJEC. Students study a variety of different topics in Yrs.’ 9 & 10 (please see below). Students are required to undertake one Extended Study or Controlled Assessment. This task is begun at the end of Yr10 and continues into Yr. 11. The final grade a student obtains at G.C.S.E. is weighted 60% Controlled Assessment and 40% final exam.

Year 9

Term 1

An Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and the businesses within it.

Introduction to Jobs in Hospitality and Customer Service.

Basic preparation and cooking skill focus

Term 2

Health, safety and Hygiene

Teamwork and Communication

Researching and Planning a Celebratory Christmas event

Term 3

Menu planning, preparation and cooking

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Communication and Teamwork

Term 4

Food preparation and Cooking (knowledge and understanding; function and characteristics of ingredients)

Knowledge and use of Specialist Equipment

Introduction to Customer Care and Service

Term 5

Function Investigating and planning

Teamwork

Term 6

Teamwork and Communication

Customer Service and customer service skills

Carrying out a task

Evaluating a task

Review of Year 9 Learning

Year 10

Term 1

Environmental issues

Preparation and cooking skills focus

Development of knowledge of specialist equipment and skills and techniques for using equipment

Term 2

Costing Menus and events

Food and Drink Service

Researching and Planning a Celebratory Christmas event

Term 3

Menu planning

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Customer Care and Service Standards

Term 4

Beginning the Controlled Assessment; Research Section

Exam knowledge and exam technique

Term 5

Continuing research section of Controlled Assessment

Exam knowledge, theory and exam technique

Food Trials for Controlled Assessment

Term 6

Planning Section of Controlled Assessment

Exam Practice

Food Hygiene

Food Trials for Controlled Assessment

Year 11

Term 1

Planning Section of controlled Assessment Completed

Carrying out controlled assessment task

Term 2

Evaluating Controlled Assessment

Reviewing and hand in of Controlled Assessment

Term 3

Cooking Skills and techniques focus

Planning and carrying out a celebratory event

Event as a tool for developing knowledge and theory for exam

Term 4

Planning preparation and cooking

Revision focus and exam technique

Term 5

Revision focus and exam technique

Planning preparation and cooking

Term 6

Final Exam 1hr 15mins

Assessment

Students are assessed through homework’s and end of module practical assessments. At the end of each year a formative examination is taken by all year groups. At KS4 60% of their mark is made up of a controlled assessment and 40% end of K.S. exam.

Homework

At K.S.3 homework is set once per fortnight in accordance with the homework timetable. Examples of homework tasks set are usually of three main types: Research, Designing and Planning. For example; ‘Research the reasons people may choose to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.’ ‘Design three different decorations for the top of muffins sold at a Christmas Fayre’ and ‘Plan for the product you wish to make at the end of your vegetarian starters module, include a list of ingredients you will need to have ordered for you

At K.S.4 homework is set once a week in accordance with the homework timetable. Homework is set to support learning for the G.C.S.E. course and may include a wide variety of extended answer questions as well as more focused tasks such a graphical and design work.

Homework is easily accessible to students through Show my Homework: https://peacehaven.showmyhomework.co.uk

Teaching Staff

Mr Nick Gatess, Head of Faculty: ngates@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
Ms Michelle LaRoche, Food technology teacher: mlaroche@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk

Notices

Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100
enquiries@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk