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Food Technology at Wallington County Grammar School

Food Technology Vision:

To create an environment of continuous improvement, built on active and constructive feedback where pupils will feel empowered to challenge and develop themselves. To use practical application of theory so pupils leave the school with a real and tangible skill that will help and support them throughout their lives. Food technology is a life skill enabler and the skills pupils will learn at WCGS will enrich their life experience. The subject will forge bonds and cross curricular links that will embed the philosophies of deep learning and deep experience. Food Technology at WCGS will be a subject in which the wider school community is involved bringing together pupils, parents and staff in an atmosphere of inclusivity and collaborative working.

At Key Stage 3 pupils learn about the principles of healthy eating, nutrition and diet and topics such as Fairtrade, Organic Farming, Sustainability and Food Miles. Pupils are taught basic cooking techniques and methods and take part in a practical lesson every fortnight.

At Key Stage 4, pupils can undertake a Single or Double Award in Hospitality & Catering.

The GCSE option will provide pupils with an opportunity to develop a wide range of practical skills in the planning, preparation and serving of food.

Pupils will study all aspects of the hospitality and catering industry and pupils will be called upon to use the practical examples and skills they have learned to a significant degree.

Areas of study will include:

Food Preparation, Presentation and Service Food Production e.g. cooking a wide variety of dishes

Nutrition and diet

Health and safety

Types of services within the industry.