GCSE Hospitality & Catering

The WJEC GCSE Hospitality and Catering course provides a vocationally-related qualification that covers Levels 1 and 2 (Foundation and Intermediate) of the National Qualification Framework.

The Single Award in Catering consists of two units:

  • Unit 1: TWO practical tasks (controlled assessments) selected from six that are set by the WJEC.
  • Unit 2: ONE written paper of 1¼ hours externally set and marked. (Note that this examination will be available in e-format as well as traditional format).

A course in Hospitality and Catering offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for candidates to develop their knowledge and extend their skills in a vocational context. It will provide opportunities to develop candidates’ interdisciplinary skills, a range of Key Skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.

Candidates from all cultures and both genders can develop their interest in, enjoyment of and critical reflection about this vocational area.

Students during the course will carry out investigations or research in a number of ways: Produce displays, Have talks or demonstrations from visiting speakers, visits to local restaurants offering vegetarian and ethnic dishes and carry out recipe trialling.

Photo of students cooking during a Hospitality and Catering class.