Food & Cookery

Key Stage 3 overview

In years 7 and 8, students learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions which will allow them to develop their skills and knowledge.

They will learn about different ingredients and cooking methods. They will be introduced to a variety of recipes so they are able to make healthy food choices and have a healthy balanced diet.

Students will work independently to produce their dishes and adapt recipes to suit.

Key Stage 4 overview

This course is designed for students who have an interest in food and cookery.

Students will experience using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education of apprenticeships. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

Students will study 4 different units; Preparing to Cook, Understanding of Food, Exploring Balanced Diets and Planning and Producing Dishes in Response to a Brief.

Qualification assessment overview

75% of internal assessment and 25 % of external assessment.

When do internal assessments take place?

There are 3 internal assessments that take place throughout Year 10 and Year 11.

When do external assessments take place?

The external assessment is a 2 hour examination and takes place at the end of Year 11 – May / June dependant on date set by exam board.

Curriculum map

Please CLICK HERE to view the 2018/19 curriculum map for all year groups.

How can parents support their child and Sir Thomas Boughey Academy in Food and Cookery?

  • Recipes are downloadable from the school website. Please encourage your child to cook at home to develop confidence in the kitchen and practise their skills.
  • Ensure ingredients are bought in for the lesson and contact the school if any issues.

Key Stage 4 pupils can use the following website to help on topic areas: