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Food Preparation & Nutrition

Available at KS3 & 4

Department Vision Statement


Design and Technology is an exciting and innovative subject that involves applying knowledge and skills when designing and making products. At Key Stage 3 we want to set the foundation for students to be able to explore and investigate in a similar way to real life designers. We want to develop problem solvers that can explore a context and seek out the opportunities to create products.

In food preparation and nutrition, we aim to equip all our students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. We encourage students to cook and enable them to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably, safely and nutritiously, now and later in life. The dishes produced will be predominantly savoury. Pupil premium budget will be used to provide students with ingredients to ensure accessibility to our curriculum area. We encourage discussion and the whole-hearted engagement of students, without an over-concentration on outcomes and with a far greater emphasis on processes. We instil a passion for cooking, and we have strong cross curricular   links with humanities, science, religious studies and history.

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