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Food & Nutrition (5)Curriculum aims

In Food lessons pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We inspire a love of cooking encouraging creativity and experimentation with a wide range of ingredients Our students particularly enjoy our 'hands on' approach to making quality products that they can take home.

We believe Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

  1. understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health
  2. cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet
  3. become competent in a range of cooking techniques
  4. selecting and preparing ingredients
  5. using utensils and electrical equipment
  6. applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes
  7. Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.

All our students study Food, in Years 7 and 8 for one third of the year

In Year 9 all the students have the option to extend their ability in Food and can choose to study it for half a year.

In Key Stage 4 we offer AQA GCSE Food preparation and Nutrition

Further information can be found on this website.

Subject leader: Ms S Ellis ellis.sal@elawnswood.co.uk


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