Years 10 & 11 Curriculum - Hospitality and Catering

Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering                WJEC 601/7703/2


This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and catering industry; how institutions operate and what must be considered for them to be successful. There is the opportunity to learn about issues relating to nutrition and food safety as well as developing a range of practical food preparation and cooking skills. Transferable skills include problem solving, organisation, time management, planning and communication.

This qualification provides a good introduction for students considering going to college to study courses in food and beverage service.



Unit One:       The Hospitality and Catering Industry 40%

Unit Two:       Hospitality and Catering in Action 60%


Learners must complete both units.

We aim to cook once a fortnight and it is vital that students realise this requires significant commitment from them. However, it is also important that they realise the course is not entirely practical and does have a significant theory element.



This qualification is partly teacher assessed and partly examined by WJEC.

WJEC assessment: One written examination accounting for 40% of the qualification. This must be taken in year 11.

Teacher Assessment: One Controlled Assessment task accounting for 60% of the qualification. This will involve researching, planning, making, and evaluating a range of dishes chosen by the students to fit a specific scenario. It must be carried out in year 11.  

Grading: The following are achievable, depending on the outcome of the assessments: Level 1 Pass, Level 1 Merit and level 1 Distinction, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*. The level 2 Pass is roughly equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 and a level 2 Distinction, a GCSE grade 7.


Enquiries: Mrs Lorna Richard