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Food Technology

In Food Technology we seek to develop in our students a sound understanding about food and the important role food plays in a healthy lifestyle. We teach the basic practical cookery skills and focus particularly on Healthy Eating, Safety and Hygiene, Diet and Nutrition. Students are encouraged to be independent learners, creative thinkers and team workers through their food studies.

Students in Year 7 and Year 9 will generally cook every other week. For 2013 – 2014, Year 8 will have 2 lessons a week for half the year and then rotate with D&T. They will always have at least a week’s notice to enable them to source their ingredients and we will provide suggested recipes for them to follow. Parents will also be emailed recipes in advance.

View the Food Technology Booklets and Recipes

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Term
 
Self Manager / Team Worker
 
  • Safety and hygiene in the kitchen
  • Use of equipment
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic practical skills
Autumn Term
 
Self Manager / Team Worker
 
  • Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition – proteins
  • Meta and alternatives
  • Carbohydrates -Starchy
     
Autumn Term
 
Self Manager / Team Worker
 
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Handling food
  • HACCP
  • Preservation
Spring Term
 
Reflective Learner / Independent enquirer
 
  • Carbohydrates
  • Bead making
  • Healthy Eating
  • Basic practical skills
Spring Term
 
Reflective Learner / Independent enquirer
 
  • Sugars and Fats
  • Fibre
  • Healthy Eating
  • Recipe adaptation
 
Spring Term
 
Reflective Learner / Independent enquirer
 
  • Meal Planning
  • Advanced Bread Making
 
Summer Term
 
Effective Participator / Creative thinker
 
  • Protein foods
  • Recipe adaptation
  • Basic Practical skills
Summer Term
 
Effective Participator / Creative thinker
 
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Summer Salads
Summer Term
 
Effective Participator / Creative thinker
 
  • Feeding different groups of people
  • Special dietary needs
  • Summer cooking / Gelatine

Key Stage 4

This subject builds on the previous KS3 learning leading to a GCSE in Design Technology – Food Technology – suited to those who aspire to work in the wider food industry and associated professions / careers.

An alternative route using food is GCSE Catering – suited to those students who wish to work in the kitchen environment and aspire to be a chef.

Key Stage 4 Food Technology courses available at Oxted School
Catering GCSE
Food Technology GCSE


Key Stage 5

At A level Food Technology is designed for those who have a real interest in food, health and society, and who would like to follow a career in the food industry in its broadest sense. After A level, students can continue their studies at University, through apprenticeships, or enter the workplace.

Key Stage 5 Food Technology courses available at Oxted School
Food Technology AS and A2 Level