Hospitality and Catering



This course offers you a unique opportunity in the curriculum to develop your knowledge of the catering and hospitality industry as well as to extend your practical cooking skills.


During Key Stage 4, students are taught knowledge, skills and understanding.
You will learn:

  • Advanced food preparation skills
  • The ‘how and why’ of food safety
  • How the Hospitality and Catering industry is organised

The course also encourages the investigation and study of catering and hospitality in a variety of contexts. The contexts you are given opportunities to acquire competence, capability and critical skills through the creation, implementation, use and evaluation of a range of resources. The course is designed to appeal equally to girls and boys.



The course is assessed in two ways:

  • One controlled assessment - 60% of marks
  • One examination - 40% of marks


Further Study

Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering could lead to further study for a Higher National Diploma in Catering within the school or the Hemel Hempstead area.


Note - This specification may change


Updated 18/03/2022