Curriculum

FOOD PREPARATION & NUTRITION

Food preparation and nutrition equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook a variety of different meals, whilst making informed choices about their diet, nutrition and health.

Pupils develop vital life skills that will help them to become more self-sufficient, learning how to prepare and cook food safely, using appropriate techniques (frying, boiling, baking etc.) Pupils also learn about how to store food responsibly and the health hazards associated with failing to do so.

Pupils are taught to recognise the physiological and psychological effects of a poor diet and develop an understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes associated with different types of food, along with its nutritional content.

Pupils will have the opportunity to follow a variety of different recipes, ranging from traditional British food to international cuisine, to inspire new ideas and broaden their culinary repertoire.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Food preparation
  • How to prepare food safely
  • Diet and good health
  • Cooking
  • Food commodities
  • Use of electronic equipment in cookery
  • Using electronic equipment safely
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Baking
  • Principles of nutrition
Curriculum Overview
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • A scientific food investigation which will assess pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food
  • Prepare, plan and present a menu
  • Prepare, cook and present a menu which assesses pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food
  • Food investigation
  • Planning
  • Food commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Practical assessment
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: Eduqas Food Preparation & Nutrition (601/8093/6)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.