Food technology is one area within design and technology. In food technology, students will learn how to cook and how to make informed decisions about their diet and health. Students will also learn how and when to shop for food and how to store food safely.
Year 8 students will be asked to design and make healthy meals from the beginning. They will also be introduced to different cooking skills so that they become confident in designing and making meals. There will be emphasis on vegetables, finishing techniques (glazing, piping, garnishes, dusting and bread crumb toppings), and understanding the sensory and functional properties of ingredients (raising agents and starches such as flour, rice, and pasta).
Year 9 students will build on the work they have done in year 7 and 8. They will gain an understanding of ingredients and cooking methods used to make quality food products. They will also gain useful life skills in preparing nutritious meals.
This course gives students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home. Students will gain an understanding of how to economise when planning meals to cook at home. They will be encouraged to transfer skills learned to other recipes to continue cooking for themselves and their families and to inspire others by passing on their knowledge.
This course is based on chef Jamie Oliver’s proposition that being able to cook is an essential life skill that empowers people to make changes that have benefits to health and wellbeing.
In year 10, we offer a BTEC level 1 certificate in introduction to the hospitality industry. In order to complete the course, students are required to complete the following six units:
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.