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Managing GCSE Food Tech practicals...Final Products

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by suefoodtech, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Hi all, just a question, how are you managing your GCSE food practicals? We are doing Edexcel for the first time, and pupils have 3 final products. We asked SMLT for a block of time so that pupils could do something skilful/challenging (as specified in syllabus), but they said no. We have 60min lessons, so have had to arrange for pupils to work through their lunch in order to complete something worthwhile. Teaching a full day, with no free periods, working through lunch and then marking the final product/filling in the assessment booklets took me until 5.40 on Tuesday with one group, then the same on Thursday! That was one final product, so scenario repeated for the next fortnight!
    Any advice please?
    Sue
     
  2. Hi all, just a question, how are you managing your GCSE food practicals? We are doing Edexcel for the first time, and pupils have 3 final products. We asked SMLT for a block of time so that pupils could do something skilful/challenging (as specified in syllabus), but they said no. We have 60min lessons, so have had to arrange for pupils to work through their lunch in order to complete something worthwhile. Teaching a full day, with no free periods, working through lunch and then marking the final product/filling in the assessment booklets took me until 5.40 on Tuesday with one group, then the same on Thursday! That was one final product, so scenario repeated for the next fortnight!
    Any advice please?
    Sue
     
  3. We do OCR and only have 1 final product( 4 others+ 2 previous modifications) in 55 minute lessons. The only way we manage is, like you work through lunch or they make it in parts- then finish it if they have a lesson the next day. That or they make part then freeze it. I don't know if that is allowed with Edexcel- but it gives the students a great opportunity for complex time plans and loads of constructive suggestions that they can put in their evaluations
     

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