Food Preparation and Nutrition

The intent of our Food Preparation and Nutrition curriculum is to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating and instil in our students a love of cooking.

Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill for students now and in later life.

Throughout Key Stage 3 we encourage independent learning through practical participation and students will follow a range of savoury and sweet recipes to develop key cookery skills.

The department ensures that students have a wide understanding of environmental impacts on our choice of foods and how our actions and food waste impact upon the environment. Students learn about multicultural foods and experience how different cultural foods influence our everyday food choices here in the UK, how diet impacts upon health and the importance of a healthy balenced diet.

Food Preparation and Nutrition Lessons in Action

We have made two videos of our lessons so that you can see what happens in a practical Food Preparation and Nutrition classroom:

Year 7 Make Scotch Eggs

Year 7 Explore Health Food Adaptations

Food Preparation and Nutrition is part of the Design and Technology Department.

Click here to find out more about Design and Technology.


Key Stage 4 Options

Students who wish to take a design and technology GCSE can choose ONE of the following:

  • Award in Engineering Studies (WJEC)
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (Eduqas)


Curriculum Overviews

Design and Technology Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Food Preparation and Nutrition Year 10  Year 11

Year 7 Recipies

Year 8 Recipes

Year 9 Recipes


GCSE Recipes

Sugar, Oils and Fats

Meat, Fish, Poultry and Eggs


Fruit and Veg

Milk, Cheese and Yogurt

Beans, Nuts, Seeds and Soya

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