Ms J Cannon, Miss Z Cox, Miss G Richards and Mr Beck (Food Technician)
|Technology Head of Faculty: Mrs S Bakerwood|
At KS1 and 2 the aim was for students to:
|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.
|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.
Possible areas of future Studies
Food Preparation and Cooking
Professional Patisserie and Confectionery
Possible future careers