Food Technology

 Discovery food recipe book


Subject:  Food Technology Head of Department: Mrs Moss

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y7 –  Introduction to food basic skills and techniques

(including food hygiene and storage)

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y7  – Vegetarianism

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y8 –   Development of skills and techniques

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y8 – Seasonal Foods

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y8 –  Foods from around the world

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y8 –  Food from around the world –

Celebrations – adaption of recipe

Preparation for transfer to the Option subject

How we assess students:

Step 1-9   What do the codes mean- ARE Age related expectation

Step 9 M+ Mastery in all areas consolidated

Step 8 M Mastery in all area secure

Step 7 C+ Consolidated in this areas working towards mastery

Step 6 C Consolidation in this area

Step 5 S Secure in this area

Step 4 W Working towards

Step 3 N+ Not yet meeting ARE  

Step 2 N Working below ARE

Step 1 N- Working well below ARE

How homework is set (please see Discovery homework timetable on our website for details )
How parents/carers can support their child:

Students are expected to weigh all their ingredients at home, prior to practical lessons.  In year 7 we ask that they are supervised.

All food created and cooked in practical lessons will need to be transported in a sealed, secured plastic container.  The student’s name should clearly be displayed on the container.

Encourage the use of a dictionary and thesaurus to support literacy and extend vocabulary

Encourage your child to cook regularly at home

Remind your child of the importance of proofreading their work prior to submission to enable them to spot mistakes and errors

Encourage your child to use BBC Bitesize to support their understanding of their learning and help them with the completion of homework – especially in year 9

We encourage the use of online resources to enhance subject knowledge. Please remind your child that work submitted should always be their own.

Useful links:

Reading list: Books about food preparation