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Years 7, 8 and 9

Curriculum Leader: Miss H Bontoft

Subject structure:

All students in Year 7-9 study food technology for two periods a week, for half of the school year.

What we learn:

Year 7:

In Year 7 students:

  • learn about food safety and hygiene
  • develop a range of food manufacturing skills using standard recipes
  • work individually and in teams to design, develop and manufacture a new fresh fruit drink and a new pizza product

Year 8:

In Year 8 students:

  • learn about healthy eating and how to plan a balanced diet
  • manufacture and modify a range of healthier products
  • investigate how food manufacturers design and make healthier products
  • investigate enzyme action in fruit
  • work individually and in teams to design and make a range of low sugar apple puddings

Year 9:

In Year 9, students

  • develop higher level manufacturing skills using standard recipes
  • design and make a pasta product investigating commercial pasta manufacturing methods
  • learn how to design meals for different target groups, taking account of nutritional needs
  • investigate the impact of food production on the environment
  • investigate the chemical function of components in food products
  • design and make a range of pastry products