Food Technology

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” — James Beard

Key Stage Three Curriculum

In Year 7, students will complete their Health and Safety passport in the department allowing them to use equipment safely, whilst learning the basics about different cooking and preparation methods. Through a series of practical based activities they will make such dishes as pasta salad, fruit crumble and pizza toasts.

In Year 8, students will look at more complex recipes and understand the functions of ingredients within a recipe making products such as home made bread, stir fry and soups. They will focus more on designing and adapting recipes to suit specific dietary requirements.

In Year 9, the students will focus on a cultural project of “Food around the world” an opportunity for students to learn key ingredients and techniques from cuisines around the world. Year 9 will also look further into the science behind ingredients as a base for GCSE Food preparation and nutrition.


The department frequently runs several co-curricular clubs. Mrs Boult is currently developing a “Roald Dahl revolting recipes” club for the younger students which will shortly be followed by a “Sweet Treats” club for the older students.

Where does Food Technology lead you?

Apart from the valuable life-long skills such as making and cooking skills that comes with studying Food Technology, students have the chance to learn skills which are desirable and suitable in many professions.

With the launch of the brand new GCSE course “Food preparation and nutrition” the subject will develop a broad range of knowledge which could lead into fields such as Nutritionists, Dietitians, Food engineering/development, marketing, hospitality and catering. Students learn how to solve difficult problems through the use of research, analysis, development and evaluating. All these skills are useful in many future careers.