Welcome to the GCSE Catering Revision Page.
Once your Controlled Assessment Tasks are complete the best preparation you can do for the written exam is to familiarise yourself with the type of questions to expect on the paper and the types of answers the examiners will be looking for. In the resource section of this page you will find copies of recent exam papers and the mark schemes – work through these to help!
You will need to ensure that you are familiar with the topics that are likely to arise. The main areas of study for the Catering GCSE are:
For a summary of the GCSE Catering specification click here.
For a copy of the full specification click here. Remember, you are doing the Catering part of the Catering & Hospitality specification (units 1 & 2 only NOT units 3 & 4)
Before the Exam:
Work out a revision timetable for before and during your exams.
Learn how to plan your answers.
Practise written answers - in particular discussion type questions.
Practise answering timed questions in silence.
During the Exam:
Read the whole question through carefully before you begin.
Consider mark allocation to organise the time and depth needed.
Be clear on what the question is asking you to do – highlight key words in the questions
Use any information given to you in the question.
Remember questions about one aspect of the course are normally grouped together.
Check your paper at the end of the exam. Answer all questions.
If you have time to re-read and think about your answers – use it!
WJEC GCSE in Catering (single award)
Follow this link for more detailed information:
Your exam consists of 2 units:
UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service
UNIT 2: Catering, food and the customer
A comprehensive revision guide for this exam is available:
Published by Hodder Education
Title - WJEC GCSE Hospitality & Catering: My Revision Notes
Author - Judy Gardiner
ISBN - 9781444153897
www.jamieshomecookingskills.com (variety of fact sheets and activity sheets)
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/ (food tech not catering but the sections on nutritional properties, functional properties, food packaging & labelling and social & environmental issues are worth a look at!)
www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/food-technology (again food tech not catering but check out the sections on ingredients & nutrition and packaging, preserving & food poisoning)