Food Technology is a creative and practical subject which promotes the lifetime skills of healthy cooking and eating. Students learn how to prepare and cook with a range of commodities, how to make smarter food choices for themselves and the environment, and develop knowledge of the underlying food science that goes on within recipes. They practice a range of skills such as counting, weighing, measuring, tracking time, but also gain important social skills by working in the kitchen as a team.

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Food technology promotes the lifetime skill of healthy cooking and eating. Students not only learn how to make healthy meals and how to make smarter food choices, they practice a range of skills such as counting, weighing, measuring, tracking time, reading a recipe and gain social skills by working together and communicating in the kitchen. 

Modules 1 to 6: Basic Kitchen Skills

Knowledge: basic hygiene and safety in a kitchen, The Eatwell Guide, basic function and sources of nutrients

Practical lessons include: fruit salad, pizza toast, muffins, savoury scones and chow mein.

Also studying MYP project ‘The Perfect Picnic’

Modules 1 to 6: Food from around the World

Knowledge: food safety, Fairtrade, food miles, healthy eating for teenagers and seasonal foods
Practical lessons include: Bolognese, bruschetta, pitta bread, fruit turnovers, banana cake and spring rolls

Modules 1 to 6: Healthy Eating 

Knowledge: benefits of healthy eating, food labels, special diets, food allergens and food science investigations

Practical lessons include: fajitas, stir-fry, curry, pizza, fruit pie and sausage rolls

  • Module 1: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Module 2: Cereals
  • Module 3: Dairy
  • Module 4: Meat and Alternative Proteins
  • Module 5: Fats, sugars, oils and seeds NEA1 practice
  • Module 6: NEA 2 practice
  • Module 1: NEA 1 – The Food Investigation Assessment
  • Modules 2, 3 & 4: NEA 2 – The Food Preparation Assessment
  • Module 4 & 6: Written Exam Preparation
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