Food Technology

FoodTech

plate-fork-and-knifeEating is a necessity but cooking is an art!’ Broaden your cooking skills and learn how to make exciting dishes. Cooking is where the fun begins!

Cooking is one of the main life skills that everyone needs later in life. It is crucial that you know how to; eat well, prepare meals and provide for yourself and others.

Food Technology is one of the few practical subjects that Lowton has to offer. Learn how to bake, cook, chop, slice, roast, fry, glaze, frost, ice…the list is endless! Boost your confidence in the kitchen and you will soon be the next Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry.

Subject Key Aims

To develop cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen.

To learn about the variety of methods and equipment used in creating dishes from a range of cultures.

To expand knowledge of healthy eating and know how to incorporate this into everyday life.

To ensure all students learn how to cook safely, ensuring excellent practice and hygiene, in a challenging and creative environment.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Health and safety

How to use equipment correctly

Food groups

Learning the basics

Cupcake competition

Year 8

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s healthy school meals

Menu planning

Why we eat breakfast

Investigating fats

Importance of vegetables

Healthy eating and nutrition

Year 9

Chocolate and Fairtrade (Cadbury trip)

Learning about a variety of cultures (Italy, China, India, America…)

Cakes

Pastries

Bread

Year 10 – WJEC: Catering

The food industry

Cooking methods

Packaging

Nutrition

Task 1 of GCSE coursework: Afternoon Tea

Year 11 – WJEC: Catering

Task 2 of GCSE coursework: Investigating a Culture

GCSE revision – nutrition, special diets, culinary terms, presenting food, job roles, how the industry works, convenience foods, methods of cooking, HACCP, environmental considerations, packaging.

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