Food Studies

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Welcome to the Food Studies area

Head of Department – Mrs D. Brigham

Food studies is an important life skill relevant to all, and is a key subject in the fight against childhood obesity. We believe all children should leave high school with basic cooking skills, knowledge of nutrition and poor diet, and an enjoyment of cooking.

Staffing

Head of Food & NutritionMrs D. Brigham – BSc (Hons) Food Management
Food Studies TechnicianMrs K. Green

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

AutumnSpringSummer
Hygiene & safety
Basic practical skills  – knife skills / weighing and measuring/ safe use of cooker
Where food comes from? Plant & animal sources
Food production – primary and secondary
Basic practical skills – kneading, sauce making
Healthy eating – 5 a day / 3 a day
Importance of breakfast
Year 8

AutumnSpringSummer
Health & Safety
Risk assessments
Developing good practice in the kitchen
Eatwell guide and healthy eating guidelines
Adapting recipes
Savoury cookery
Consequences of a poor diet
Developing healthy eating cookery skills
Basic nutritional knowledge – 5 main nutrients
Year 10

AutumnSpringSummer
Food poisoning
Hygiene laws
Risk assessment
Multicultural cookery
Moral, religious, social and environmental issues
Function of ingredients – food science
Cake making methods
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Hygiene & safety
Key temperatures
Bacterial growth
Marco nutrients – Protein, carbohydrates & fats
Micro nutrients – vitamins and minerals
Food science
Healthy eating – Eat-well guide
Factors effecting food choice:
Age and life style
Special diets
Religion
Medical issues
Cooking methods
Where food comes from
Bury Junior Master Chef competition
Food science
Moral, social and environment issuesNon Examined Assessments (NEA)  mocks
Food science task
Food nutrient task – meal planning
Revision for mock exam
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Controlled assessment
Design ideas
Exam revision
Controlled assessment
Development of final product
Exam revision
 
Mock exam
Controlled assessment
Final practical exam
Competition of controlled assessment
Exam revision
Section A revision – Upside down cake.
Competition of controlled assessment
2 hour final practical exam
 
Full mock exam
Section A practical – Upside down cakes.
Section B revision – everything!

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2 lessons per week for 6 monthsReady to cook worksheet
Equipment worksheet
Evaluation of practical work
Farm to fork gardening / cookery club
MasterChef junior cookery club – Bury college
Bury Bake off competition
Lunch times for interventionEncourage pupils to be actively involved in making family meals.
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2 lessons per week for 6 monthsPractical evaluation worksheet
Recipe adaptation worksheet
Problem page written task
Farm to fork gardening / cookery club
MasterChef junior cookery club – Bury college
Bury Bake off competition
Lunch times for interventionEncourage pupils to be actively involved in making family meals and encourage healthy choices at meal times.
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2 lessons per week for 6 monthsOnce per half term
Hygiene laws worksheet
Food storage worksheet
Multicultural food research task
Farm to fork gardening / cookery club
Bury MasterChef Competition
MasterChef junior cookery club – Bury college
Bury Bake off competition
Lunch times for interventionEncourage pupils to experiment with new recipes and flavours.
Collect free recipes from magazines and supermarkets.
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Once a week
Practical preparation- selecting a suitable recipe, weighing out and reading recipe before lesson.
Once a fortnight
Theory – 
Practise exam questions and research tasks.
Farm to fork gardening / cookery club
Bury MasterChef Competition
MasterChef junior cookery club – Bury college
Bury Bake off competition
Taster courses at Bury College
Lunch times and after school for interventionAQA GCSE – Food Preparation and nutrition (Grades 1-9)
Encourage pupils to experiment with new recipes and flavours.
Collect free recipes from magazines and supermarkets
Use the on line book AQA illuminate.
For revision using BBC bitesize.
Revision book: Food Preparation and Nutrition revision guide
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Once a week
Practical preparation- selecting a suitable recipe, weighing out and reading recipe before lesson.
Once a fortnight
Theory – 
Revision and exam questions
Taster courses at Bury collegeLunch times and after school for intervention
Easter holiday revision classes
AQA GCSE – D&T Food Technology (Grades A* to U)
Use revision website – BBC bite size and s-cool.
Phone revision app – Jenny Ridgewell
Revision guide – D&T Food Technology.