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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