Food Technology


Year 7

Pupils become competent in a range of cooking techniques for example, selecting and preparing ingredients, using utensils and electrical equipment, using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients.

Year 8

In year 8 pupils understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health. They cook a repertoire of dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others to have a healthy and varied diet.

Year 9

Pupils prepare a range of meals and become more confident cooks. They learn how to make a range of sauces/bases and demonstrate their safe use of a knife and other small tools and equipment. They also learn about the 4C’s and how to handle high risk foods safely.


NCFE Food & Cookery

This qualification is designed for learners who have an interest in food and cookery. It will provide learners with experience of using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

Unit 01 Preparing to cook (25%) Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 02 Understanding food (25%) Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 03 Exploring balanced diets (25%) 2 hour exam

Unit 04 Plan and produce dishes in response to a brief (25%) Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

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