About The Course:
As part of their work with food, pupils will be taught how apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating whilst developing a range of practical cookery skills. These skills will be gained from making a wide range of dishes from different cultures and using various techniques. We hope to instil a love of cooking and food knowledge that inspires our students to practise and develop their skills beyond the classroom and throughout life. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well.
What Will They Learn:
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health
- Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet.
- Become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]
- Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients
How Will It Be Assessed:
Through practical activity in lessons, written tasks and research homework tasks to support learning development for GCSE.