At St George’s School Food Preparation and Nutrition will instil a love of cooking that will open the door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook being a crucial life skill that enables students to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

As part of their work with food, students will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating while giving students the opportunity to explore their creativity using a range of materials and techniques. Students will design and make products that respond to a wide variety of problems within a range of contexts.

In Food Technology students are taught how to become competent in a range of cooking processes such as selecting and preparing ingredients, using utensils and electrical equipment and how to adapt their own recipes.

Within a multilingual society, it is important for individuals to have an understanding of different languages and cultures. We offer our students the opportunity to gain an insight into other cultures through the study of British and international cuisine. This is done through research about different countries and practical activities.

Syllabus

Food at St George's follows the AQA specification from Year 7 to Year 11. More detailed information about what will be taught can be found on the appropriate year page.

Students work on a rotational basis at Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8) with Design & Technology, Photography and ICT. This gives the students 8 weeks in each subject.

Equipment

You are expected to bring the following equipment to all Food lessons:

  • Your ingredients
  • Suitable sized container
  • Oven proof dish (if needed)
  • Black/Blue Pen for normal written work.
  • Green pen for self/peer assessment.
  • Pencil, sharpener and rubber.

Facilities

With a subject as diverse as this it would take up too much space to list every piece of equipment we have!

We have a dedicated food room that includes 7 electric ovens with built in grills and 7 induction hobs. There is a range of electrical equipment such as whisks, blenders and food processors, as well as equipment and utensils you would expect to find for working with food. Aprons are provided in the department.

The department also has access to 10 laptops for research and coursework purposes.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students have further opportunities to develop their practical skills by attending a Baking Club once a week or choosing the World Cuisine activity for Enrichment on a Wednesday afternoon.

Food in Each Year

For more detailed information about how Food is taught at St George's please select the appropriate year group below: