At Key Stage 3, girls are taught Food and Nutrition and Textiles in our custom-built Food Block. The Key Stage 3 scheme of work has been developed to teach students:
- Food provenance
- How to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically
- Skills in food preparation and cooking methods
- Healthy eating
- The factors that affect food choice, food availability and food waste
- Consumer issues
- Food and its’ functions
- New technologies
- Trends in food.
Practical lessons take place regularly and a weekly Cookery Club supports this.
At GCSE level, both Food Preparation & Nutrition and Child Development are offered. The practical element and high level of controlled assessment (50%) make these popular choices
Our aim is to do the very best to ensure that every pupil has an enjoyable and fulfilling time in this subject by instilling a love of cooking whilst learning vital life skills.
For further information on possible careers in Food Technology, see below.