Congratulations to the boys in year 10 studying GCSE Food, as they have all recently passed an industry standard certificate in food hygiene, with flying colours. After studying the 7 hour intensive course they all then chose to sit the examination to gain industry recognition of their hard work. They will not only be putting their knowledge into practice as they develop a product for their controlled assessment work for the GCSE Food qualification, but this certificate ensures they are so much more employable, should they wish to choose part-time work in local catering firms, for work experience and for ‘weekend jobs’.
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The boys are now getting down to the practical side of developing a product to a chosen brief for their 45 hour controlled assessment project. Some have chosen to create products using locally sourced ingredients and have been investigating food production and farming in the East Riding to help them gain ideas, while others have chosen to show off their technical skills with a range of ‘luxury’ products that encompass the idea of helping consumers choose ‘healthy options’.