The Food Technology classroom is a creative and inspirational space that offers excellent facilities for teaching and learning, The students, across all school years, have available a range of modern equipment and resources to enable them to progress their culinary skills.
Students in Year 7 learn to develop a basic understanding of the nutritional value of fruit and vegetables, through various practical and theory activities. The students also learn about basic cutting and food preparation techniques and how to work safely within a cooking environment.
In Years 8 and 9, students have the opportunity to further build their skills through a range of projects that include baking, eggs and cheese and chocolate & staple foods. This is supported by instruction and practice on more advanced food preparation techniques.
Year 10 students will follow the Level 2 - BTEC award in Home Cooking Skills. Jamie Oliver Award. The aim of the qualification is to give every young person the basic skills and knowledge to be able to cook for themselves in a healthy and cost-effective way for the rest of their lives and the confidence to share these skills with family and friends.
Students will learn:
- Hygiene and safety for cooking
- Cooking skills
- How to choose fresh ingredients
- How home cooking is value for money
- How to read food labels
- Nutritional value of foods
- How to present food attractively
BTEC Home Cooking Skills is internally assessed. To achieve a 'pass' students must have successfully achieved all the assessment criteria. Students will be required to keep a cooking skills record. Students must demonstrate that they can prepare and cook food safely and hygienically.
Students can progress onto employment or food related vocational qualifications. If you have any queries concerning this option and the qualifications please contact Mr Gordon Gorst.