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GCSE Food Technology group hone skills ahead of practical examination

GCSE Food Technology group hone skills ahead of practical examination

Food Technology pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been honing their skills ahead of their upcoming examination.

The Year 11 group are currently working on their Non-Examined Assessment, which goes towards their overall GCSE mark in the summer.

As part of this process, they are required to trial various food preparation and cooking skills, with the latest session taking place on Tuesday, February 20.

With support from department head Laura Gardener, the pupils created some delicious-looking ravioli dishes from scratch, while also focussing on the presentation aspect of the dish throughout.

Other areas that they will be perfecting include boning, filleting, deep frying, steaming, pasta and pastry making.

These sessions have been implemented to give each candidate the best possible preparation for the three-hour practical examination, which will take place later this year.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This is a very important time for our GCSE pupils, and events like this are a fantastic way for them to gain vital extra knowledge and skills that will stand them in good stead for the future.

“Ms Gardener and her team do a fantastic job of nurturing the culinary talents of each pupil, while also offering them the necessary support and guidance in the lead up to their practical examination.

“Hopefully their hard work will be rewarded with impressive marks during the summer and we wish them the very best of luck for the upcoming challenges.”

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