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.
Dear parents and carers,
Following the Government announcements, we've taken the decision to close the school until further notice. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone as we all make personal sacrifices for the greater good of the nation. Where possible, we've tried to contact parents and carers who registered as Key Workers, those with vulnerable children, or who collect Free School Meals. If we have not managed to contact you, here is some further information:
Children of Key Workers
If you need support with childcare because both parents of the child(ren) are critical key workers, then we will do our best to support you while you're on the frontline. This school is now closed, however, we have designated schools within the White Horse Federation that are still operating as hubs. We will organise childcare for your child(ren) at one of these locations. Please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who are Vulnerable
The White Horse Federation has deemed vulnerable children to be those without adequate care or protection at home or with significant health needs. Given the current Government guidance at this point in time, we deem the safest place to be at the parent's or carer's home. If you believe this is not the case for your child(ren), then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who collect Free School Meals
We are making every effort to ensure children who collect Free School Meals have access to food. To that effect we will be supplying parents and carers of children who collect Free School Meals with vouchers to cover the cost of 20 days’ worth of lunches from Tuesday 24th March through to Monday 4th May. The vouchers are ordered and we are currently awaiting receipt of them before the end of the week. We have contact details of those who are registered as receiving Free School Meals and will contact you directly. If you're concerned that we don't have your details, then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
We will endeavour to continue the learning for all our children despite these setbacks. You should know that the teaching staff at your school have worked tirelessly both day and night to manage this situation to the best of our ability. Our nation is triumphant against adversity, and we have every confidence we will return to our normal lives as soon as possible. Please take care of yourself and loved ones while we all work through this together.
Dr Nicholas Capstick, OBE
CEO The White Horse Federation