Edexcel BTEC Level 1 and 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills

Aims of the subject:

To give students the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home. To understand how to economise when planning meals to cook and to transfer skills learnt and inspire others by passing on their knowledge.

Assessment Overview:

Coursework assignments

Year What will I learn? Assessment
10 To use cooking skills to make home cooked food that does not use prep-prepared, ready- cooked food

  • Select and prepare ingredients for a recipe
  • Use cooking skills when following a recipe
  • Demonstrate food safety and hygiene throughout the preparation and cooking process

Understand the value of passing on information about home cooking

  • Reflect on own learning about the value of gaining cooking skills
  • Identify ways to pass on information about home cooking

 

  • Choosing ingredients
  • Kitchen basics
  • Completion of range of practical work to include:
  • Preparation of eggs
  • Preparation of breakfast dishes
  • Preparation of packed lunches
  • Soup making
  • Salads and dressings
  • Breadmaking
  • Pasta recipes
  • Vegetable preparation
  • Cooking with mince
  • Stews
  • Cooking rice
  • Fish preparation
  • Cooking chicken
  • Puddings
  • Fruit preparation baking
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Assignment: follow a recipe to prepare ingredients and cook a dish, demonstrating food safety and hygiene.
  • To be able to use cooking skills to make home cooked food using basic ingredients.
  • Reflection and understanding the value of ways to pass on home cooking
11 To be able to plan a nutritious home-cooked meal using basic ingredients

  • Plan a nutritious two course meal
  • Select and prepare ingredients for recipes for a nutritious two course meal
  • Use cooking skills when following recipes
  • Demonstrate food safety and hygiene throughout the preparation and cooking process
  • Apply presentation skills when serving the meal

Understand how to cook economically at home

  • Explain ways to economise when cooking at home

Be able to pass on information about cooking meals at home from scratch

  • Identify ways information about cooking meals at home from scratch has been passed on to others

 

  • Planning
  • Selecting ingredients
  • Kitchen basic
  • Completion of range of practical work to include:
  • Eggs
  • Breakfasts
  • Packed lunches
  • Barbecues
  • Salads and dressings
  • Bread making
  • Lasagne
  • Vegetables
  • Stews
  • Fish
  • Qick cooked meat
  • Puddings
  • Stir fry
  • Baking
  • Skills
  • Follow recipe
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Meal presentation
  • Cooking economically
  • Ways to pass on information
  • Assignment – produce a plan to prepare and cook a two course meal
  • Follow recipes to prepare ingredients and cook and present a two course meal, demonstrating food safety and hygiene.
  • Record ways to cook economically at home and evidence of passing on information about cooking meals at home from scratch

How you can support your child’s progress

In order to make progress it is essential that your child comes fully equipped to every lesson. A list of recipes and ingredients needed are provided.  If there is a problem please contact your teacher before the lesson so that they can help you.