Welcome to Food and Nutrition

The Food and Nutrition curriculum in both KS3 and KS4 is aimed at helping students develop so that they become inquisitive and creative citizens capable of being able to cook and apply principles of nutrition and healthy eating. The curriculum will develop an awareness and clear understanding of a range of ingredients, practical food preparation skills, hygiene and safety and basic nutrition as well as understanding food provenance.

In year 7 and 8 we aim to ensure students understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health, cook a repertoire dish so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet and become competent in a range of cooking techniques. An understanding of the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients is also important

By instilling a love of cooking, we hope to open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

KS4 enables pupils to develop the skills and knowledge gained at Key Stage 3 and develop an in depth understanding that will enable them to successfully continue onto a range of post 16 courses. Students will choose to study GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition or Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering

At Key Stage 4 the FPN course allows pupils to continue to develop their food preparation and cooking skills and build on their principles of nutrition and healthy eating whilst learning about all the commodity groups. An understanding of food choices, food science, food provenance and sustainability issues forms an integral part of the FPN course. Those studying Hospitality & Catering will discover opportunities in this vast vocational sector for further study and employment opportunities.

How can parents support their child in Food?

To support your child in Food and nutrition encourage active engagement in budgeting and shopping and create an awareness of where the food they are eating comes from (food provenance)

Involve them in food and meal choices getting them involved in preparation and cooking of dishes at home.