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Welcome to the Food and Nutrition Department


Food and Nutrition Department Vision

To provide each and every student with the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical skills as well as the knowledge and understanding of key theory aspects.

An understanding of food and nutrition is not just part of the academy curriculum but an important life skill.

Meet the Food and Nutrition Team

Food and Nutrition Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Year 7
Health and Safety in the cooking environment
Food Hygiene
Healthy Eating Guidelines

Dishes cooked: Crispy buns, flapjack, scones, pizza and breakfast muffins. Students are expected to bring £1 for the ingredients and a container to take each product home in.

Year 8
Healthy Eating Guidelines
Balanced Meals
Food Labelling
Seasonality
Sensory Analysis

Dishes cooked: Bolognese/Chilli Con Carne, Coconut macaroons, curry challenge, seasonal fruit tray bake, stir fry and pasta bake. Students are expected to bring £1 for the ingredients and a container to take each product home in.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Year 9 – ‘Live Brief’ working with a local company to develop practical skills and understanding of theory work.

NCFE Food and Cookery
This exciting brand new course from  NCFE offers a level 2 V Cert in Food & Cookery. This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in food and cookery. It will provide learners with experience of using different cooking methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

The following 4 units will be completed during year 9, 10 and 11.
Unit 1 - Preparing to Cook
Weighting – 25%
Time: 30 GLH
Internally assessed & externally moderated

Unit 2 – Understanding Food Sources

Weighting – 25%
Time: 30 GLH
Internally assessed & externally moderated

Unit 3 – Exploring Balanced Diets
Weighting – 25%
Written externally assessed 2 hour examination – 25%

Unit 4 – plan & produce dishes in response to a brief
Weighting – 25%
Time: 30 GLH
Internally assessed & externally moderated

How do we assess students in Food and Nutrition?

In KS3 students are assessed at the end of each unit rotation with an attitude to learning grade - this information is used to inform their Learning Cycle grade. The topics that the students follow are linked to the NCFE Food and Cookery course in addition to them being key life skill. Every two weeks student work is assessed and given the opportunity to respond to feedback.

Examination Information

NCFE Food and Cookery (Level 2)
Students will have 2 opportunities to sit the exam, students must pass the exam to pass the course.

Homework Expectations

Homework is set every 2 weeks in food. Students are expected to remember their £1.00 for the practical and a container to take the product home in each week.

Recommended Revision Guides

Revision guide available from Mrs Fox. If lost, replacement revision guides will cost £1.00.

Head of Food and Nutrition

Mrs. L. Fox