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 Food Technology

food technology curriculum intent.pdf


Staff Members

Ms J Cannon, Miss Z Cox and Mr Beck (Food Technician)

Technology Head of Faculty: Mrs S Bakerwood
Prior Learning

At KS1 and 2 the aim was for students to:

  • Know where and how fruits and vegetables grow
  • Describe appearances, smell and taste
  • Know how to prepare themselves and a work space to cook safely in, learning the basic rules to avoid food contamination.
  • Follow a step by step method carefully to make a recipe
  • Identify and describe healthy benefits of food groups
Key Stage 3

All pupils study National Curriculum Food Technology on a rotation throughout the year with DT and find both subjects enjoyable and valuable because of their relevance and importance to everyday life. Pupils explore a wide variety of topics that give them an understanding of both subjects, enabling them to develop their creativity whilst gaining new skills.


Practicals covered in Food Year 7 ‘Back to Basics’ are:

Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit Flapjack, Cheese and Onion Triangles, Fruit Crumble, Bread Dinner Rolls, Mini Fruit Cupcakes, Bread Experiments, Scone Pizza, Beef Burgers, Rock Cakes, Iced Biscuits & Savoury Rice




Practicals covered in Food Year 8 ‘Food from Around the World’ are:

Bolognese Sauce, Macaroni Cheese, Meatballs and Tomato Sauce, Raising Agent Experiments, Soup, Rogan Josh Curry, Chilli Con Carne, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Spring Rolls, Koftas, Pizza, Mushroom Risotto, Vegetable Stir Fry, Chicken Korma & Vegetable Samosas.




Practicals covered in Food Year 9 ‘Pastry and Baking’ are:

Pastry Experiments, Tomato and Basil Tart, Brownies, Scones, Swiss Rolls, Cupcakes, Chelsea Buns, Cheese Twists, Shortbread, Cookies, Sausage Rolls, Cornish Pasties, Calzone & Anzac Biscuits.




Other areas covered in KS3 include:

Food Hygiene & Safety, Healthy Eating, Seasonal Produce, Product Analysis and Modifying Recipes, Functions of Ingredients. 


Food Technology Long Term Plans - Year 7

Food Technology Long Term Plans - Year 8

Food Technology Long Term Plans - Year 9


Key Stage 4

Studying Food Technology can lead to exciting and well paid career opportunities within the food industry. This industry sector is one of the largest employers within the UK. Having a Food Technology qualification can lead to careers in food marketing, product development, diet-related industries, hospitality management, food journalism and more.


In AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition this new GCSE consists of two units including 2 controlled assessment tasks and a written exam.


Component 1: Written exam (1 hour 45 Minutes) 50% of GCSE


Component 2: 2 NEA assessment tasks direct by the examination board

(1 x 15%, 1 x 35%)


The coursework project will involve researching, analysing, writing specifications, designing and making a practical range of products.


The written paper tests the knowledge of materials and processes and Food Science.


Food Technology Long Term Plans - Year 10

Food Technology Long Term Plans - Year 11

Useful websites

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AQA - Food Preparation and Nutrition 

Possible areas of future Studies

Food Preparation and Cooking

Hospitality Industry

Professional Cookery

Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

Possible future careers

Food marketing

Product development

Diet-related industries

Hospitality management

Food journalism