Year 9 Curriculum - Food & Nutrition


This course will prepare students for their Year 10 and 11 studies in this subject area. It will cover a range of basic preparation techniques and skills. The focus for the year is broadly “Food and the Environment”.

We aim to cook approximately every two weeks, which means that a commitment to provide ingredients is essential.

This course is of value, both to those who wish to pursue a catering career and to those who just wish to gain confidence and expertise in cooking as a life skill. However, it does require commitment and a high level of organisation and enthusiasm. Although it is a practical subject there is a significant element of written work. This is assessed by regular testing and the setting of home learning tasks to reinforce learning in the classroom. It is not a suitable option for those who are not committed to this element of the subject.

We have introduced a short Hospitality and Catering module to be taught before students take their GCSE options. This should enable students to make more informed decisions when making option choices.

Enquiries to: Mrs L Richard – Learning Leader: Food Studies