NCEA Level 3 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition
Level 3
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendations:  Open entry. Prior study in Home Economics and Health is an advantage.

Course Outline:  The focus of study at Level 3 is the health issues facing New Zealand society.  Food and Nutrition is an aspect of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The achievement objectives and underlying concepts are shared.

Skills developed in the course:

  • An appreciation of societal and global influences on the eating patterns of New Zealanders
  • Strategies to enhance health for all members of society
  • Confidence, skills and expression through working with food
  • Resilience, health literacy and empathy

Course Costs: Approximately $25 per term to cover resources used in practical food classes.

Assessment

AS 91466
Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
5 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 10
AS 91468
Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
5 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91469
Investigate the influence of multinational food corporations on eating patterns in New Zealand
5 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91471
Analyse the influences of food advertising on well-being
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 3 Home Economics – Food and Nutrition