FOOD & Nutrition
Head of Department: Mrs.L.Henshaw
Miss.S.Airley : Teacher of Food and Nutrition
Ms.J.Ganson : Technician
Key Stage 3
Overview of the Year 7 course:
Overview of the Year 8 course:
In year 8 rather than working through separate tasks pupils are given a brief and they complete more project work based upon, “Developing Skills”. There’s a new exciting scheme of work for year 8 which is now about making cakes for the café culture where pupils are expected to be more experimental and look at product design. Pupils also complete extra focussed practical tasks.
Overview of the Year 9 course:
In year 9 pupils complete two different projects to try and gain more in depth knowledge of; the Food Technology course, increase practical skills and also work towards GCSE standard.
Key Stage 4:
Food Technology is an option for the whole school. It is taught in mixed ability groups. Each class has around 5 lessons a week including ‘double’ and ‘single’ lessons. All pupils have access to computers and colour printers in the Food Technology Department.
GCSE Course Overview:
The focus on practical skills gives students a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. Subject content is split into five key sections and these are taught in year 10:
50% non exam assessment which consists of one food investigation (a word report) and one food preparation assessment (plan, prepare, cook and present a 3 course menu).
50% exam which has a question paper which is split into 2 sections. The exam will be 1
hour and 45 minutes and is marked out of 100. It consists of multiple choice questions and
is based on the theoretical knowledge of food preparation and nutrition
Key Stage 5 Overview: Applied Food Science and Nutrition (Board WJEC)
The Level 3 Applied Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition is a two year course leading to a qualification which is equivalent to one A Level.
Structure of the course:
It is a 2 year course where 3 units have to be completed. The units are:
1. Nutrition and meeting nutritional needs
2. Ensuring food is safe to eat
3. Experimenting to solve food production problems, or
4. Current issues in food science and nutrition
Pupils are expected to:
Possible careers in the Food Tech area include:
Mrs. Henshaw - Head of Food Technology and Graphics
Miss. Airley - Teacher of Food Technology
Ms. Ganson - Technician