Welcome to Food Technology
Food technology is delivered to all pupils at Queensway South. The aim of the sessions are to teach the pupils basic skills in food preparation and cooking.
At Key Stage three pupils are introduced to a range of different cooking techniques and skills that will enable them to cook a variety of both savoury and sweet foods. Pupils will engage in a variety of different topics which include health and safety, winter warmers, food around the world, and sweet treats.
At Key Stage four pupils are entered for the NCFE Level One/Two qualification in food and cookery, this is a mostly practical course in which they create a portfolio of work based around a range of different cooking methods that enhance their skills learnt in previous years. The course also includes an external exam around exploring balanced diets.
An example of an internal assessed task:
A local chef has given you the opportunity to work in a professional kitchen. Whilst you are there you want to show your existing knowledge, understanding and skills in the hope that you will be offered a holiday job.
Pupils will engage in a range of different activities such as preparing for the work experience, planning a risk assessment, preparing a range of different dishes showing practical skills and creating an action plan for adapting and improving the dishes.