Here is a short summary of this year's results to help you compare nationally and regionally.
Please excuse our intrusion into your holiday break, but we do hope that your results are as expected. Whatever your outcomes, we would like to extend our thanks and praise for the hard work and dedication that all food teachers have shown during the challenging circumstances of the pandemic. It has been stressful for you and your students. We will be providing a survey link to OFQUAL to be able to give direct feedback on the planning of 2021-22.
The National Average for Food Preparation and Nutrition 2022 is 72.6% (Grades 4-9).
The National Average in 2019 was 64.5%, in 2018 was 62.3% (Grades 4-9).
And GOOD NEWS - we see a steady rise in the number taking GCSE to over 50,000
Compare your results to your county average:
Total number of grades awarded in
Percentage 4-9 grade in county
County of Bristol
East Riding of Yorkshire
Isle of Wight
Tyne and Wear
Please complete our survey of GCSE and vocational exam results to help us to support you!
The Community has been going for 9 years and developed successfully beyond anything we ever imagined. But our success is anecdotal taken from what you tell us and some evaluation evidence of our events. As a team of unpaid volunteers we want to make sure that the community continues to be what teachers need. To do so, we would like your feedback. In addition, so that we can gain the support of others and bring you more programmes and resources, we often need to prove that what we do is effective for teachers, so this survey will give us valuable insights and statistics to take to partners.
No school or teacher will be identified from any information or comments. Your personal information will be kept securely. There are 30 questions, taking about 15 minutes, so we do appreciate your time in filling it in.
Is the attainment gap widening in your school - get help here......
How are you managing poverty in your school and lessons?
As a result of the Government’s recent White Paper ‘Levelling Up’, the Food Teachers Centre has been providing information and events to support food teachers with the Government’s ambition to place a focus on food education.
For all the teachers who are new to teaching exam courses who have posted asking for help, YOU are in the RIGHT PLACE. But get started by signing up for a Mentor and going to the GUIDES section. We have " New to teaching......KS3....GCSE...H&C ...L3”. All free. We also have paid for on line courses on our website, run by very experienced teachers.
Foundations in Food- Face to Face Course
Suddenly found that you are teaching Food?
Feel daunted and would like some support and training ready for the autumn term?
Come and join us for a face to face, practical session.
This course has been designed to support non specialist teachers who are planning to teach food at KS3. It will give teachers the opportunity to look at the pedagogy of teaching food and cover the practical requirements which will help practical sessions run smoothly. Focusing on Basic Nutrition, Health and Safety, setting up demonstrations and tips on how to set up the practical classroom.
The practical aspect of the day will consist of a hands-on approach, covering key practical skills required at KS3 and provide ready to use resources to take away. This course is designed to meet current national standards set out:Available Here
ALL meetings are recorded and will be uploaded to the NEA TOGETHER traning room, if you miss these dates.
As well as the live meeting your ticket also includes access for ONE YEAR to the NEA TOGETHER training room
Our on-line training room has pre-recorded training videos on how to prepare yourself and candidates for NEA 1 and NEA 2, how to carry it out, and mark and moderate NEA. AND revision ideas for the written paper
There are many GUIDES to choose from: all at your own pace, unlimited access for one year.
GUIDES TO CHOOSE FROM:
Planning and Preparing for NEA1 (Food Science)
Planning and Preparing for NEA 2 (Practical Skills)
Giving Generic Feedback
Marking and Moderating NEA 1 (Food Science)
Marking and Moderating NEA 2 (Practical Skills)
Using NEA Marking to improve teaching
Written Paper: Creating a Revision Plan and Revision Strategies
Written Paper : Command Words and High Mark Questions
Certificate of Completion
Each Guide has a pre-recorded video presentation, useful handouts to download, hundreds of ideas and activities as if you were in the training room with us, an opportunity to ask questions and links all in one place to everything that we recommend and you will find useful, to make this a lifesaver – all in one place.
REVIEWS FROM TEACHERS
Wonderful resources - the best CPD I have had in 13 years of teaching. I loved watching the high-quality videos and the recommendations, tips and strategies on offer were fantastic. One of the seriously amazing strengths of this training are the food science videos both the links & recommendations and the in-house videos explaining key concepts.
I have been using the training room, full of training videos for the last week or so.I have been using the group on my mobile mostly and it is easy to navigate and all videos can be viewed on this platform. I fully recommend it and I will continue to explore when I am preparing for the next academic year.
Results day - What to do next?
If your results are not what you expected?
There will be a chance to give feedback to OFQUAL as part of their teacher’s survey. Look out for the link in the Facebook group.
You should also discuss with your exams officer and follow any complaints process in school and for the exam board.
If you want to fine-tune your results next year, here are some suggestions:
Read the Moderators
report on your NEA assessment for tips. If your board provides
advice and support, send them specific questions. Consider becoming a
moderator or NEA Adviser to understand the process better.
Read the Senior/Chief
examiners report on the exam and check what is said about the
exam paper. This is available in the secure area of your board website, so
ask your exams officer.
Check that your
school is providing the minimum exam board and OFQUAL requirements for
the teaching and assessment of the GCSE. Turn this into an action
plan to discuss with your senior leaders and exam officers. This should
120 guided learning hours
before assessment takes place
Sufficient preparation and
practice time ahead of NEA release to candidates
Adequate provision for
practical work for NEA 2
Adequate revision and
practice schedule for the written exam, including school wide exam
4. Seek help to improve your teaching and preparation of students
To help you prepare for the
release of NEA 1 (1st Sept) and NEA 2 (1st Nov) Register and join our ON
LINE (available today) NEA
Together training room. This is a £20 donation.
Identify if marks were lost
on food science or practical skills and choose appropriate training
courses. We provide on-line training or face to face training days
to help you improve your teaching. These are advertised regularly
in the Facebook group, on our website and on our Eventbrite Pages. We suggest that you make a case in
your school to access valuable training:
Register for our free facebook mentoring programme, so that you can be matched with an experienced teacher who teaches the same board, who will be able to offer you advice and guidance. Sign up here ro look for the Mentorship tab in the group..
Looking for training - for KS3, GCSE, H&C, Food Safety in classrooms, Food Science?
We have a wide range of on-line courses, from exam course support, to KS3 360, Food Safety, Food Science and Technician Toolkit.