Meet the Department
|Miss R Alm||Curriculum Leader|
|Mr C Keighley||Technician|
KS3 Cookery and Nutrition offers students the opportunity to prepare and cook a variety of dishes ranging from baked goods to nutritious and affordable meals. The dishes made across KS3 are predominately savoury to encourage healthy eating and an awareness of nutrition.
Learners will be exposed to a range of skills to instil a love of cooking, improve their own skills set, prepare them to cook independently, and open opportunities to future careers.
It is important for learners to learn the basics of cooking, as this provides them with increased confidence and a sense of independence that will stay with them for life.
Pupils will learn how to use a range of equipment effectively, test food for readiness, and apply personal hygiene and food safety properly. Learners will study nutrition and healthy eating, where food comes from, how to maintain a healthy and balanced diet through good nutrition, how to plan and prepare nutritious meals, and discover the working characteristics of ingredients through scientific food investigations. Learners will explore the sensory characteristics of food through analytical and evaluative work.
This is an exciting and practical curriculum area that is supported through theoretical work. Practical work will be assessed via teacher feedback and self-assessment. Learners will be assessed via a design and make assignment at the end of each Food rotation. The design and make assignments will promote challenge, creativity, food styling and give learners the opportunity to show-off their technical skills.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Year 11 – Monday P7 Intervention: Invitation only
KS3 Cookery Club – Tuesdays: 3.35-5.00
GCSE Revision Resources
Gastrolab (Food Science videos):
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition videos:
Love Food Love Science:https://www.ifst.org/lovefoodlovescience/resources
There is a wide range of revision materials available on ‘Show My Homework’ including a digital copy of the illuminate text book; and a class code to access SENECA.
BBC Food Techniques:https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/techniques
Healthy Eating Resources:
Healthy Eating for Teens:https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/healthy-eating-for-teens/
Change4life (easy ways to eat well and move more):https://www.nhs.uk/change4life
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