Higher/National 5 Health and Food Technology
This Higher and National 5 course is made up of 3 Units which are all assessed using SQA Assessments.
The Units are:
Food For Health - this unit involves mainly nutrition. Students will cover topics such as the functions and sources of nutrients, the Scottish Dietary Targets and Dietary diseases. Pupils will cook 2 times per week during this unit. It will be assess using the SQA assessment booklets.
Food Product Development - this unit involves learning about the different functional properties of food e.g. the role of sugar in a baked product. Also, students will learn about the Food product development stages. The assessment in this unit is produced by the SQA and students will be required to make their own food product.
Contemporary Food Issues - this unit involves students learning about 'contemporary food issues' such as Organic and genetically modified foods. Again, the assessment has been produced by the SQA and pupils will be asked to produce a dish which addresses a particular food issue.
Students need to pass assessments in all 3 units in order for them to be able to sit the final SQA exam.
Students must also sit an assignment which will be sent to the SQA for marking and this will count towards their final grade.