St Luke's Academy Learning & Education

Food Technology

“Cooking up a recipe of success.”

In year 7, during our food technology lessons, the students will learn about 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 stereotypical foods from the countries culture. Students will also be taught about the functions of key ingredients and make predictions on what will happen, being little scientists. E.G- how heat changes the structure of an egg. Students will be assessed in the practical element against core skills, building on these skills will support catering as an option in year 10

In year 8, students will begin by looking at a balanced diet, portions, and the functions nutrients have on our bodies. We will look at different dietary requirements that can affect eating habits and investigate severe reactions to food including anaphylaxis. This also includes babies the elderly and pregnant women. Students will spend time tasting and evaluating the different foods, identifying packaging, and learning how to be aware of food labels. We will look at traditional recipes and make changes to modify them. Students like this topic as they get to put their own stamp on a recipe being creative and experimenting with flavours. Students will be assessed in the practical element against core skills, building on these skills will support catering as an option in year 10

Year 9 will be gaining an ASDAN qualification completing challenges to gain credits towards certification. Students will use their knowledge of topics in year 7 and 8 to build on and complete the tasks set in the modules.

Modules include:

Healthy Eating

Basic Food Safety

Food Preparation and Presentation

Cooking on a Budget

Entertaining

The food industry

Practical cooking skills

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