School is now closed for the summer holidays. We will be welcoming our new Year 7 students to Global Summer School from 24 - 28 July and then again for an Induction Day on 7 September. All students are then due to return to school on Wednesday 8 September. Enjoy the holidays, stay safe and have fun! 

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Food Preparation and Nutrition

The intent of our food technology 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. Students learn about multicultural foods and experience how different cultural foods influence our everyday food choices here in the UK and also gain an understanding the impact on the environment of food waste.

Curriculum Modules

Year 7 - Keeping Yourself Safe, Food 4 Thought

Year 8 - Food Detectives and Mission Nutrition

Year 9 - Building Skills and Use Your Loaf

GCSE -  Sugars, Fats and Oils, Meat, Fish, Poultry and Eggs, Beans, Nuts and Soya, Fruit and Veg, Milk, Cheese and Yogurt and Cereals

Year 10 GCSE Food Preperation and Nitrition Curriculum 

Year 11 GCSE Food Preperation and Nitrition Curriculum 


Food Technology Lessons in Action

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

Year 7 Make Scotch Eggs

Year 7 Explore Health Food Adaptations


DT Food Technology 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 Product Design (Eduqas)
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (Eduqas)
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