Food Technology 2021/22

Intent

KS3

Our vision and values for our food curriculum in both KS3 and KS4 is aimed at developing pupils so that they become inquisitive and creative citizens capable of being able to cook at home and apply principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

The curriculum should develop an awareness and clear understanding of a range of ingredients, practical skills and kitchen equipment, these are all crucial life skills.

We use a hands on practical approach to learn in an environment that provides opportunities for experiential learning that provides access to a wide range of skills. This enables pupils to succeed in creating a range of dishes, developing confidence in a kitchen environment, using a variety of utensils and electrical equipment.

We aim to develop competent pupils in the kitchen environment, developing a range of cooking skills such as adapting recipes and allow pupils to use their senses to analyse foods.

Pupils will be fully engaged in challenging activities both theory based and practical that will ensure a knowledge relating to the context of the subject.

Any pupil that is driven to succeed will progress and gain the highest grades available.

KS4

In KS4 the Btec Level 1 and level 2 Home cooking courses allow pupils to continue to develop their cooking skills and build on their principles of healthy eating and giving them the encouragement to cook at home.

This course enables pupils to develop the skills and knowledge gained at key stage 3 and develop an in depth understanding that will enable them to successfully continue onto a range of post 16 courses.

Any pupil that is driven to succeed will progress and gain the highest grades available.

 Course Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2  Spring Term 1  Spring Term 2 Summer Term1 Summer Term 2
Food Tech KS3 Food origins and Nutrition 

 

Practical skills and Health and Safety  Eatwell guide  Healthy lunchbox World Foods Food poverty
Introduction to bread  Healthy cakes  Pizza project  Analysing lunch box snacks Investigating spices Budgeting and comparisons of convenience food.
Health and hygiene  Celebration cakes 

Yule log/ gingerbread house 

Adapting and evaluating food products Exploring balanced diets Food miles/how far has my food travelled? Food waste

 

 

 

Course KS4 Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2  Spring Term 1  Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Btech level 1 Introduction to Btech course/ adapting recipes  Community project 

Budgeting

Plan for practical assessment 

Time planning

Practical assessment Signs and causes of food poisoning

 

Careers in the food industry
Btech level 2 Introduction to Btech course/ budgeting  Time planning/ adapting and evaluating recipes  Community project 

Planning for practical assessment 

Practical assessment Seasonality Hygiene certificate