About the Course

As part of the students’ work with Food at Central Foundation, they will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating—instilling practical skills and a love of cooking that will open the door to one of the great expressions of human creativity.

Students will develop their skills by making a wide range of dishes from different cultures and cuisines using various cooking methods and techniques. Learning to cook is a crucial life skill that enables students to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Our curriculum encourages all pupils to develop their skills and abilities through the following areas:

Personal Development: To develop healthy individuals

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health.
  • Understand how nutritional needs vary with age and health conditions.
  • Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.
  • Demonstrate a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes as part of a healthy and varied affordable diet.
  • Instilling a love of cooking that leads to self-sufficiency and independence

Academic Achievement – to make at least the expected academic progress

  • Ensuring that students achieve their expectations creatively and innovatively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of functional chemical and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and the microbiological considerations leading to the food preparation.
  • Critique, evaluate and test Food and the Food of others.
  • Apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating in learning between subjects and beyond the classroom as an understanding of nutrition and food ultimately fuels better academic success across the curriculum.

Caring Attitude – to make a positive contribution to the community

  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical, religious and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, and diet and health choices.
  • Understand how Food contributes to various religious and spiritual events and celebrations.
  • Explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions.
  • Instilling a love of cooking that enables students to feed themselves and others
Head of Subject:

Ms Linton-Hemmings