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Food and Nutrition

We will offer a curriculum that enables students to be equipped with key employability skills, so that they are able to thrive in the modern workplace, as well as key life skills so that they are able to cook nutritionally balanced, affordable food. They will be able to organize themselves in the kitchen environment, developing the skills they need to be effective team members in a variety of contexts. Food Preparation and Nutrition constitutes a distinct element of Key Stage 3 and is optional at Key Stage 4. We aim to ensuring that all students understand and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition, and healthy eating, as well as knowledge of food provenance, choice, and safety. 

Within the food curriculum we have many links to core British values where students develop an understanding of where our food comes from and how it can impact on the environment. They will also engage with learning about different choices that people make regarding food and the reasoning for those choices.  

At KS4, students study AQA (8585) GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.