All Food Preparation and Nutrition students will be expected to complete a non-examined assessment worth 50% of the overall mark based on an individual research task. They will then use the theory and knowledge gained over the five years of study to complete an examination worth 50% of the overall mark to demonstrate their ‘core’ food and nutrition knowledge and understanding.
Working alongside the STEM network of science, technology, engineering and maths to support learning from KS3 upwards.
Food technology has strong links with many subjects: childcare, PE, RE, science, languages and geography.
Stretch and challenge opportunities
The Design and Technology Department Twitter feed provides students with the opportunity to extend their learning and apply lesson content to real world examples.
In the school library there are a variety of fiction and non-fiction books which support the learning in KS3 and KS4 Design and Technology. Over the next academic year this will be extended to complement the new KS3 curriculum.
Within the Food Department there is also a list of recommended books, magazines, museums and cultural landmarks to research and visit.
P@h (practicals at home) is a homework tool designed for students to practice and hone skills learnt in lesson at home with an element of assessment embedded into the format.
There are a range of resources that students can use to support their revision including:
Knowledge Organisers will be provided for each topic which students will be regularly tested on.
GCSE Pod provides revision videos on each of the GCSE topics.
Educake has a wide range of quizzes for each topic on the GCSE specification.
Seneca learning is used in KS4 as a useful revision and learning tool which can be accessed and used at home and at school