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Food Technology Curriculum

‘Motivate, inspire, create’

The Creative Design Faculty aims to motivate and inspire our students through providing a high quality, inclusive education for all. It is our mission to champion the value of creativity and expression to ensure our students develop into proactive citizens that have a voice in society.

We provide opportunities for our students to:

                Build confidence

                Express themselves

                Explore media, techniques and processes

                Create innovative ideas

                See a journey through from concept to realisation

                Take creative risks

                Learn life skills

Critically think and develop opinions

                Engage in professional practise

This is a very popular and highly enjoyable subject at John Smeaton Academy. Food technology will give pupils a wide range of desirable skills. We aim to encourage a lasting interest in nutrition, healthy eating and for pupils to become competent in a range of cooking techniques. Students will gain skills in team work, time management and have a responsible attitude to health and safety. They should develop lively, enquiring minds, practicing recipes suitable for themselves and others.

Year 11 GCSE

In year 11 students have the opportunity to study AQA Design & Technology: Food Preparation and Nutrition. This follows the AQA syllabus which can be accessed at www.aqa.org.

This course helps students develop their creativity, with making food products a vital feature of their experience.

The course is split into two units – 50% of which is coursework where students will research and develop their own original ideas, plan and produce products and develop, adapt and evaluate them.

NEA 1 – consists of a practical investigation which is set by the exam board, students will carry out an investigation into the scientist elements of food.

NEA 2 – consists of a practical and folder work where the students will prepare, cook and present three dishes to a theme set by the exam board.

The other 50% is made up of a written exam where students will be tested on a wide range of subject material including eating for health, making food safe and functional properties of food.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition consists of many practicals and the students are required to bring their own ingredients. If there are any issues with providing ingredients do not hesitate to get in touch with the food teacher.

Head of Creative Faculty: Mrs D Richardson (email: leonarda01@johnsmeatonacademy.org.uk )

Food Teacher: Miss L Talbot – currently on maternity.

Maternity Cover Food Teacher 2019/2020: Mrs C Capewell (email: briggsc01@johnsmeatonacademy.org.uk )

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