Students in Food Technology at KS3 produce a wide range of products which to develop their practical skills and understanding of food products. Students will be expected to follow all health and safety rules and will gain understanding of healthy eating.
Students are set a ‘design brief’ where they must research, design and make their own food products. They will work with a range of ingredients and have the opportunity to use a variety of kitchen equipment such as food processors, pasta machines and blenders etc. Students will develop their understanding of food safety, nutrition, menu planning and the catering industry. The students present their work in a portfolio which showcases their design ideas and the photographic evidence of their making.
WJEC EXAM BOARD
Unit 1 – Written paper worth 40%
Unit 2 – Design and Making Practice worth 60% based on folder work and practical work.
The course content includes many practical lessons which include cooking with the following products:
Students will study a range of topics during the two year course:
Post 16 Pathways
When students have completed their two-year course, there are numerous Post 16 pathways available in order for students to continue their learning in this area:
Further Education (College)
Higher Education (University)