Catering

Food Technology

KS3 Basic Food Technology Skills
KS4 – BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and 2

STAFF:

  • Mrs A Tyrell

We have a very large well equipped kitchen, where all pupils study Food Technology at Key Stage 3 and BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and 2 Key at Stage 4.

Throughout Key Stage 3, pupils are taught to develop their design and making skills. First focusing on developing basic skills and then with more advanced work being introduced in Key Stage 4. Students will develop an understanding of safety and hygiene, learn about basic nutrition, develop skills through focused practical tasks and will learn how to adapt recipes.

At Key Stage 4, pupils are given the option to take a BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1, Level 2 qualification.

These courses are promoted by the chef Jamie Oliver and focus on developing young people’s knowledge and practical use of essential home cooking skills, food hygiene, kitchen safety, nutrition, meal planning, food sourcing, economising, knowledge sharing, and a host of other useful areas.

Pupils engage in practicals, theory work, discussions and straightforward coursework completion. There are no exams to sit just practical skills and knowledge to demonstrate throughout the courses.

These courses are transferable qualifications that our young people can use in both their personal and professional development.

These life skills underpin the foundation for leading a healthier life style through making the right food choices and enabling pupils to become more independent as they progress further in life.

Chadwick High believe in the importance of all children having a good understanding of basic food hygiene, kitchen safety, nutrition and making healthy lifestyle choices. Basic food preparation and cooking skills underpin the and the value of home cooking and sharing skills and knowledge with others.

This is implemented through all KS3 having access to Food Technology within a specialist teaching kitchen and KS4 being given the opportunity to take BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and 2 as a recognised qualification.

KS3 Food Technology

Within this subject pupils are encouraged to learn, practice and develop a wide variety of cooking knowledge and skills through practicals and theory work.

There is also a strong focus on developing pupil’s awareness and appreciation of food hygiene, kitchen safety, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Pupils are supported to challenge themselves and develop their food based knowledge as well as develop their literacy and writing skills during theory work.

KS4 BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and 2

At KS4 pupils are given the option to take the recognised qualification of BTEC Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and then Level 2.

These courses are promoted by the chef Jamie Oliver and focus on developing young people’s knowledge and practical use of essential home cooking skills, food hygiene, kitchen safety, nutrition, meal planning, food sourcing, economizing, knowledge sharing, and a host of other useful areas.

Pupils engage in practicals, theory work, discussions and straightforward coursework completion. There are no exams to sit just practical skills and knowledge to demonstrate throughout the courses.

These courses are transferable qualifications that our young people can use in both their personal and professional development.