“Cooking up a recipe to success.”
The year 7 and 8 students all complete the Licence to Cook award.
In year 7, during our food technology lessons, the students will learn the importance of health and safety in the kitchen and begin to develop their skills in chopping, mixing, baking, and grating. They will learn about food around the world, experimenting with famous foods and understanding some of the cultures. Students will also learn about the functions of ingredients and make predictions on what will happen. They will look at balanced diet, portions, and the functions nutrients have on our bodies.
In year 8, students will begin by looking at the many different dietary requirements that can affect eating habits and investigate severe reactions to food including anaphylaxis. This also includes babies and pregnant women. Students will spend time tasting and evaluating the different foods, identifying packaging, and learning how to be aware of food labels.
Our year 9 and 10 students will be completing a series of challenges to gain certification in the FoodWise ASDAN. This course builds on the skills learned in KS3 and gives students the opportunity to develop and accredit their practical cooking skills, as well as building knowledge of a variety of food-related issues. The FoodWise course is comprised of seven modules:
The students will also achieve a food hygiene certificate through one of the modules.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.