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Food and Nutrition

Department Intent: 

“No-one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” Julia Child

Our vision is to create opportunities, experiences and an environment where students can be successful and build foundations for the rest of their life. The intent of our Food and Nutrition curriculum is to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating, whilst instilling a love of cooking in all our students. We aim to encourage independent thinking and learning through practical participation, to prepare our young people to cook confidently, hygienically and safely for themselves and their families. 

We deliver practicals, with challenge, to demonstrate to students that there are no limits to what their ambitions are in the kitchen: whether it is to be able to manage life as an adult independently, or to have a career in the food industry as a food buyer, product developer or even a food critic. Food plays an integral role in our day to day lives but it is also central within cultures and beliefs from all around the world. Our curriculum reflects the diversity in our local community and across the globe, enabling students to explore new flavours, ingredients and traditions.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Exam board name: AQA

Paper 1: Food preparation and nutrition

Exam board website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/specification-at-a-glance

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