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Design and Food Technology

Key Stage 3 Design and Food Technology

Students have 2 lessons each week and complete a range of activities, from practical cooking skills to learning about hygiene and nutrition. They will also complete units of work in ceramics and textiles, designing and making products to take home.

Students have the opportunity to partake in a multi-cultural project at the end of the year where they will focus on a particular culture and combine skills in ceramics and cooking.


Key Stage 4 Food Technology

Food Technology is offered as an Option subject in Years 10 and 11. Students follow the Eduqas Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE course, which is assessed through a mixture of coursework (50% of the final grade) and examination at the end of Y11 - also 50%. The course equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

Students learn through a series of structured sessions in which they cover topics ranging:

  • Food commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation

Students will generally cook once a week, the other 2 sessions will combine theory lessons and food science experiments.

The coursework element involves a scientific study of food and its properties, followed by the planning, preparing, cooking, and presenting of a selection of dishes. After the practical element, they produce a folio of evidence which includes documentation related to the selection of dishes, planning and evaluation, and photographs and/or visual recordings, to demonstrate their application of technical skills. 


For a more detailed overview, please click on the appropriate link below, and for further information, please contact Mrs J Dutfield.

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