Food Technology and Hospitality
Faculty of Art and Design
Mrs K Savage - Subject Leader
Mrs M Ames
Mrs B Carr
In this subject, pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Our aim is to provide a challenging and enriching experience which will allow pupils to:
- apply and adapt their knowledge and understanding to a range of contexts
- solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations
- gather, interpret and communicate information effectively and confidently.
KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018
Year 7 pupils spend eight weeks in the department, during which time they follow a scheme of work based on 'Foods From Around The World' and will research and prepare the following dishes:
|Stir fried noodles||Pasta salad|
|Chilli con carne||Pasties|
Year 8 pupils spend eight weeks in the department, during which time they follow a scheme of work based around meal and menu planning. They will research and prepare the following dishes:
|Curry & rice||Gateau|
After these practicals, the pupils will work in small groups to plan, prepare and serve their own 3-course meal.
KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018
In Years 9 & 10 pupils will follow the new WJEC Level 1 / 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering syllabus. They will be able to practice a vast array of dishes and study a variety of different topic areas.
This qualification is made up of two mandatory units:
- Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry
- Unit 2 Hospitality and Catering in Action
Coursework: 60% of total marks (Internally assessed and externally moderated)
Written Exam: 40% of the total marks (at the end of Year 11)
Pupils currently in Year 11 follow the scheme of work from the WJEC examination board to prepare them for a GCSE exam in Hospitality at the end of Year 11. Pupils will be able to practice a vast array of dishes and study topic areas such as:
Business & Enterprise
Job roles in Hospitality
Services provided in Hospitality
The Hospitality industry
Pupils will also experience Hospitality at close quarters with visits to local and national Hospitality outlets, including:
In Year 11, pupils will work on several half-termly projects which will each be graded according to GCSE grades (A* - U) along with feedback as to how to achieve the higher grades.
At GCSE level, the overall grade is based on both coursework (60%) and a written exam (40%). Throughout the coursework project, pupils will be given both written and oral feedback to help them achieve the highest grade possible on the coursework element of their work.
In Years 10 & 11 pupils will also sit Pre-public examinations (PPEs) which will be marked internally with feedback given to all pupils to help them prepare for their final GCSE exam at the end of Year 11