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Lutterworth College

Food Technology

“Give a man a fish, and he will be hungry again tomorrow; teach him to catch a fish, and he will be richer all his life.”

The intent of Food and Nutrition at Lutterworth College is to share our passion and interest in the ever changing world of Food and equip students with a good knowledge and understanding of food science and nutrition. We will develop student’s lifelong cooking skills that will allow them to be independent and self-sufficient outside of the classroom.

Our curriculum will encourage and inspire students to cook and enable them to make healthy informed decisions when both purchasing and cooking food. We recognise that it is essential that students’ are equipped with vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously now and in later life.

Our curriculum will also open up the horizon for future learning opportunities and career pathways within all sectors of the food industry.

We work alongside our Church of England CHRIST values to enrich how our students experience Food and Nutrition in both the classroom and the real world. Students are able to demonstrate these values at various points in the curriculum in the following ways:

  • Being Hard working -  in the manner they develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.

  • Being Reflective - in their own progress and take into account and consider people’s ever changing needs and requirements.

  • Being Inspirational  - in the way they want to develop a flair and passion for food in both mind set and practically.

  • Being Supportive – of others when trying new recipes and ideas.

  • Being Tenaciousto recognise and accept mistakes and how they can overcome them leading to a positive overall learning experience.

Key Stage 3

During key stage 3 students will either start their food journey or continue their earlier years’ experience. We will embed skills that will allow students to cook every day healthy products, safely. Understanding how they can be adapted to suit special dietary requirements or personal preferences. They will understand the importance of healthy eating and nutrition and where their food comes from.

Key Stage 3 Food & Nutrition Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4

Students that choose to carry on with their Food journey at kS4, will explore the content set out by AQA in the 5 following topics:

Food nutrition and health - Through food and nutrition, students will demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking using a variety of food commodities, cooking techniques and equipment.

Food science - Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes as well as the nutritional content of food and drinks.

Food provenance – Students’ will grasp an understand the economic, environmental, ethical, and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, and diet and health choices.

Food safety - demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food.

Food choice - understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international), to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition Curriculum Map