There are changes to this qualification based on the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation on NEA arrangements for summer 2022. The changes are designed to reduce the pressure on teachers and students in the 2021/22 academic year, and to safeguard against ongoing public health concerns. Please read this information alongside the specification.
Ofqual have confirmed that students taking GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition in summer 2022 will only need to complete one non-examination assessment (NEA) instead of two. The first NEA (investigation task) has been removed.
For the second NEA (preparation task), students need to create two dishes to be completed within 3 hours. There will be no changes made to the marking criteria.
The tasks for the second NEA will be released earlier than normal, via the qualification page.
* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
** Weighted up to 150 marks.
OCR’s team of expert subject advisors has created videos, webinars, and other resources to guide you through these changes and help you prepare your students for their exams in summer 2022.
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