Food & Nutrition

Subject Overview

The Food department is a thriving area which offers a popular mix of theory and practical lessons, giving students an opportunity to learn how to develop a love of food and cooking while gaining an understanding the role diet plays on good health. Students who opt for food at GCSE will study Food Preparation and Nutrition and at KS5 the Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition.

Teaching Aims and Objectives

Food students will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking that will open the door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that will enable students to feed themselves and others well, now, and later in life.

Teaching in the Food department seeks to:

Create practical learning experiences which promote confidence and independence. Develop caring attitudes towards the environmental, ethical, religious, and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes and diet and health choices. Motivate students to ensure that students achieve their expectations in a creative and innovative way. Value and celebrate students’ creative and innovative contributions, encouraging risk taking and independence. Students are encouraged to critique, evaluate, and test food and the food of others. Allow students to develop individually and as part of a group, sharing tasks and ideas. Related course Physical Education Biology Chemistry
  • Subject Leader: Sheila Watts
  • Teachers: Heather Bambury
  • Food Prep Assistant: Sarah Richardson