Food Prep & Nutrition

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 preparation and nutrition.

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 6 different areas of content; Food commodities, Principles of nutrition, Diet and good health, The science of food, Where food comes from and Cooking and food preapration.


Qualification assessment overview

50% of internal assessment and 50 % of external assessment.

When do internal assessments take place?

There are 2 internal assessments that take place throughout 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 – generally in June dependant on date set by exam board.


Curriculum map

Please CLICK HERE to view the pathways booklet information.
Please CLICK HERE to view the curriculum map.


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:


Teaching staff

Email links:

Miss L. Tunstall, Teacher of Technology and Food