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Hadleigh High School

Food Tech

Staff Members

Miss Zoe Cox, Mrs Helen Maxfield

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, Toasted Sandwiches, Fruit Flapjack, Fruit Crumble, Mini Fruit Cakes, Bread Rolls and Pizza.


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

Spaghetti Bolognaise, Macaroni Cheese, Soup, Bread Rolls, Meatballs and Tomato Sauce, Chicken Sweet and Sour, Rogan Josh Curry.


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

Quiche, Brownies, Scones, Swiss Rolls, Chelsea Buns, Cupcakes, Koftas.


Other areas covered in KS3 include:

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


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.

Useful websites

and resources

AQA - Food Preparation and Nutrition


Possible areas of future Studies


Possible future careers

Food marketing

Product development

Diet-related industries

Hospitality management

Food journalism