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Food Technology

Cooking and Nutrition KS3 

In KS3 pupils are taught to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet. Through practical lessons pupils become competent in a range of cooking techniques for example; selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients and adapting their own recipes.  

Pupils also learn about farming and the natural environment also sustainability to help them understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients. 

Hospitality and Catering Level 1 / 2 award KS4 

This Hospitality and Catering course is designed to support learners in school who want to develop their knowledge and understanding related to a range of Hospitality and Catering providers. This is an opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and to develop some food preparation and cooking skills as well as organisation and time management, planning and communication.