Course outline for KS3
During Key Stage 3 (years 7 & 8) all pupils have three or four lessons a week of Food Technology, as part of a six week rotation block.
Pupils engage with focused designing, making & evaluations of their food dishes. Food hygiene & kitchen safety is covered along with the correct methods needed to prepare ingredients – for example, peeling & chopping; the rubbing in method & the all in one method. The function of the ‘Eatwell Guide’ & the role of nutrients are researched along with how to shop for ingredients. The importance of portion sizes & the seasonality/cost of fresh produce are also discussed.
Food dishes the pupils make include recipes such as: soups, smoothies, cakes, pizza, scones, pancakes, flapjack, chilli wrap, fish bake, flat bread & bread rolls.
Course outline for KS5
During Key Stage 5 (years 12 & 13) all pupils have one lesson of Food Technology as part of the PSHE rotation every half term. Pupils are also encouraged to engage with the enrichment sessions offered, to cook once a week for a term. All ingredients are provided with the pupils making & testing various short recipes to give kitchen confidence in readiness for life away from home – when at university for example.
Food dishes the pupils make include recipes such as: fruit muffins, Chinese chicken noodles, macaroni cheese, cookies & souvlaki.