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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

S5-6 Practical Cookery

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.


National 5  

The course  

  • Information gained can be extremely useful in a real-life context.
  • Will develop great organisational skills.
  • We have a very supportive and experienced team who strive to ensure you always have a positive learning experience.
  • Could help with careers in food and hospitality sector – huge job sector.
  • This course can open a range of progression routes to further and higher education.
  • Although there is theory work that is not to be underestimated there is a lot of practical work too which might provide a good break from more traditional theory-based learning.


How this course can help you  

  • To enable candidates to proficiently use a range of cookery skills, food preparation techniques and cookery processes when following recipes
  • To select and use ingredients to produce and garnish or decorate dishes.
  • To develop an understanding of the characteristics of ingredients and an awareness of their sustainability.
  • To develop an understanding of current dietary advice relating to the use of ingredients.
  • To plan and produce meals and present them appropriately work safely and hygienically.



  • At National 5 level there is a theory exam, a time- planning assessment and then a practical assessment. The Practical element of the assessment 70% of your overall grade.
  • There is option of National 4 if required, this is internal assessment based only.