Year 7

Students study health, safety & hygiene.

An introduction into safe food storage and cooking temperatures

How to handle and use a knife correctly, using the Arch and Claw methods and safely carrying and cleaning of knives.

Basic Cookery skills

Basic cookery is covered via the Eat Well guide, including fruit, vegetables and healthy eating.


Year 8

Building on skills from year 7

Nutrition from the Eat Well Guide. Topics include, carbohydrates, nutrition program and cooking skills.

Skills include: The reaction of yeast in pizza dough; how flour and fat gelatinises to produce a sauce; the chemical reaction of raising agents.

Students will make, scones, pizza, pasta and sauce.


Year 9

Food Science

Building skills for food science and commodities

Experimenting with ingredients and properties

Enzyme discolouration, Gelatinisation in sauces, dextrinization

Building on cookery skills from year 8

Knife skills – Bread making skills - presentation skills

Complex cuts to enhance presentation, Weighing and measuring ingredients

Masterworks

Creation of own dishes – Marriage of ingredients

Modifying recipes to meet customer needs

Building a port folio of evidence



Year 10

Food science

Building on skills from year 9 – creating own experiments

Experimenting with ingredients and properties

Cookery skills

Sauce making skills – Pastry making skills – Presentation skills

Enzyme discolouration, Gelatinisation in sauces, dextrinization

Masterworks

Creation of own dishes – Marriage of ingredients

Modifying recipes to meet customer needs

Building a portfolio of evidence


Year 11

Mock Exam based on previous year’s externally set theme.

Theory covers all aspects of food science, carbon footprint and food miles.

Practice of dishes - Recipe trials – experimenting with flavours

Nutritional analysis of recipes, Dovetailed time plan for three hour practical exam

Modifying recipes to meet customer needs

Externally Set Assignment

A theme set by our exam board.

Planning, preparation, and creating three dishes linked to the theme

Building a portfolio of evidence