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.
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:
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:
- Vocational Award in Engineering Studies (WJEC)
- GCSE Product Design (Eduqas)
- GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (Eduqas)