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Hungerhill School Hungerhill
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Design Technology: Food

Food preparation and nutrition is a practical subject which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when researching, analysing, adapting recipes, manufacturing food products, and evaluating them. Students will learn about nutrition, food hygiene and safety, food provenance, food styling and food science.The course allows students to work in a variety of learning styles, it encourages independent and interdependent learning, and the development of creativity and independent thought. It challenges existing perceptions about food and investigates and encourages the use of new ideas and ingredients. The course allows students to take control of their own learning and prepares them for the world of work.


Mrs C Wake
Joint Curriculum Leader

Design Technology: Food Preparation and Nutrition KS3

Main skills developed in Year 7: Main skills developed in Year 8:

Design Skills:

  • ​Analytical
  • Research
  • Communication skills; to learn to use a variety of ways to present information
  • Investigative skills​​​​
  • Planning
  • Evaluating

 

Making Skills:

  • Using a range of equipment
  • Investigating how and why ingredients work
  • Experimental work
  • Cutting, shaping, and combining ingredients
  • Manufacturing a wide range of practical food products
  • Presentation and 'finishing' techniques​

Design Skills:

  • Aanalytical
  • Research skills
  • Communication skills; using a range of different techniques
  • Investigative skills
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Evaluating

Making Skills:​

  • Using a range of equipment
  • Investigating how and why ingredients work
  • Experimental work
  • Cutting, shaping, and combining ingredients
  • Manufacturing a wide range of practical food products
  • Presentation and 'finishing' techniques​
​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in Year 7: ​​​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in Year 8:
  • Encourage students to bring basic equipment to each lesson
  • Provide students with an A4 display folder to store their work in
  • Help students to organise and present their work to the best of their ability
  • Support the department by providing ingredients for practical lessons
  • Provide feedback to encourage them to improve their practical products. 
  • Encourage students to bring basic equipment to each lesson
  • Provide students with an A4 display folder to store their work in
  • Help students to organise and present their work to the best of their ability
  • Support the department by providing ingredients for practical lessons
  • Provide feedback to encourage them to improve their practical products.