Food Technology
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Nutrition isn't about eating, it's about learning to live.

Food is a vital part of our daily lives and is essential for life. As our students become adults and have busy lives, it is easy to choose food which has been ready prepared. However, it is more nutritious and often cheaper to cook simple, delicious food.

 

Our students need to develop their knowledge and understanding of Nutrition, healthy eating, food preparation, hygiene, cooking techniques, and sensory characteristics. 

 

Our lower school curriculum covers a broad range of topics that will set students up with a range of practical skills and a breadth of knowledge to enable them to become successful learners. We encourage the development of practical and research skills and resilience in a safe environment, allowing students to demonstrate commitment and act on feedback. We also encourage students not only to follow a recipe but also to substitute ingredients and cooking methods as appropriate, demonstrating an understanding of food choices e.g. veganism, allergies and healthy eating as well as likes and dislikes and cultural/religious considerations

 

At the same time, we want to help our students become discriminating consumers of food products, enabling them to participate in society in an active and informed manner, to this end we encourage students to understand the environmental factors which affect the inequalities in food distribution on a global scale and give them an understanding of the need to minimise ‘food waste’ starting with their own practise.

Recipes/ingredients will be set weekly.

In addition to this the following types of homework will be set occasionally:

  • Reading recipes

  • Responding to feedback

  • Gathering sensory feedback from home

  • Watching food programmes

  • Researching ingredients, commodities

Clicking on the buttons below will download a PDF including a further breakdown of topics covered in the subject:

Food Peparation and Nutrition

We follow the Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. This covers 6 areas of learning
Diet and Good Health
Principles of Nutrition
Food Commodities
Science of Food
Food Provenance
Cooking and Food Preparation

Clicking on the buttons below will download a PDF including a further breakdown of topics covered in the subject:

Clicking on the button below will download a PDF including a further breakdown of topics covered in the subject:

Lower School

Recipes/ingredients will be set weekly. In addition to this the following types of homework will be set occasionally:

  • Reading recipes

  • Responding to feedback

  • Gathering sensory feedback from home

  • Watching food programmes

  • Researching ingredients, commodities

Years 9 and 10

Most practical lessons will require an evaluation. Students will have a skills sheet to complete at the end of each practical.

Homework will be set in the following formats to support independent learning:

  • Exam style questions

  • Reading recipes

  • Practicing practical skills at home

  • Watching tutorials

Reading magazines/newspapers to increase and widen knowledge and understanding

Year 11

Homework will be set in the following formats to support independent learning:

  • Research for NEA 1 – starts September, ends October half term

  • Research for NEA 2 – starts November, ends February half term

  • Exam style questions

  • Revision materials

  • Reading recipes

  • Watching tutorials

  • Reading magazines / newspapers to increase and widen knowledge and understanding

  • Bringing in ingredients

Reverse Certificates

Reverse certificates are a concept of the Food Technology department to encourage students to use and develop their skills by cooking at home. Reverse certificates are rewarded by parents as opposed to teachers and are available to download here

If you are issuing a reverse certificate, we would like to celebrate it on our Facebook page. If you are happy for us to do this, please email enquiries@admin.byrchall.wigan.sch.uk or direct message our Facebook page along a message granting permission to use the photos and any other information you'd like us to include.