Year 7


  • Understanding basic health and safety
  • Learning how to keep food safe from bacterial growth
  • Learn new skills of food production
  • Independent life skills working from recipes

Key topics:

  • Controlling bacterial growth with temperatures
  • New practical skills in a kitchen
  • Health and safety in a working food environment
  • Correct use of equipment to maintain safety

Year 8


  • Develop understanding of nutrition
  • Further enhancing practical cookery skills
  • Understanding how and why we cook foods

Key topics:

  • Tougher technical cookery skills
  • Developing team work and working within systems
  • Understanding high risk foods and how to maintain food safety
  • Basic introduction to the functions of ingredients

Year 9


  • Further enhancing practical cookery skills
  • Understand the function of vital nutrients for the body
  • Show understanding of individual nutritional requirements

Key topics:

  • Process of Digestion
  • Factors affecting food choices
  • Diet and related illnesses
  • Advanced practical skills


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