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Smithdon High School

Hospitality and Catering

KS4 Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering

We follow the WJEC exam board’s specification. 

Students will gain knowledge and understanding related to a range of hospitality and catering providers, learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and  catering operations. In this qualification, students will also have the opportunity to develop some food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.  

Year 10  

Students will complete Unit 1 in year 10. This  unit will teach the students about different  aspect of the hospitality and catering industry  ranging from operations in the kitchen and  front of house, responsibilities in the workplace, the cause of food poisoning and knowing how to meet the customers needs.  The year concludes with a written exam. The  course is taught through both theory and  practical lessons.  

Year 11  

Students will complete Unit 2 in year 11. This  unit will teach students the importance of  nutrition when planning menus, other factors  such as environmental issues that affect  menu planning, use of a range of techniques  when preparing and cooking dishes and the  importance of presentation. This unit is  assessed internally and the students will  complete a Non exam assessment task.

External assessment

Unit 1 - The Hospitality and catering industry: is assessed through a written examination which you  can sit in year 10 and/or year 11. The exam is 90 minutes long.  

Internal assessment 

Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action is  internally assessed. It is assessed through a Non    examination assessment task, which will be  completed under controlled conditions.