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Food Technology

Food technology is not just GCSE, it is for life!

• As a subject we are able to provide you with a GCSE AND life skills in culinary art, healthy eating AND transferable skills such as teamwork, problem solving and creative thinking, which employers are looking for AND it has many links to other subjects too.

• This subject offers both practical and theory based learning and is suitable for all types of learners and differing learning styles.

This year is very exciting as we are about to take part in THREE national cooking competitions. KS4 students will be able to take part in the Rotary Young Chef 2015 competition and the Springboard Masterchef Competition. Students in KS3 will be involved in the Sainsbury’s CoolKids Cooking Competitions. Updates on our progress will be posted on this page later in the year.

For those less brave, we also offer an after school cooking club for students in Yr 9, for more details please email Miss Millar.

Key Stage 3

Students will learn basic cookery skills to be able to produce healthy balanced products independently. Areas covered include diet and nutrition, functions of ingredients, designing and making skills, time management. Students will be involved in practical work every fortnight producing a wide range of products from bruschetta to bread and soups to scones. Students in year 8 will be able to design and make their own recipe to help prepare them for the requirements of KS4.

Gallery of KS3 Student Work

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Key Stage 4

Students in year 9 will continue to develop their practical skills and cook a wide range of dishes. Small projects  will underpin their learning to help prepare them for the AQA exam board controlled assessment work (60% of GCSE) which students will start in Year 10. Lessons will be structured throughout the 3 years to cover all aspects of the AQA syllabus including; healthy eating, functions of ingredients, sensory profiling, computer aided design and manufacture, food safety and microbiology. Students will then take a 2 hour written exam in Year 11 (40% of GCSE)

Gallery of KS4 Student Work

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