EGA School

Food Technology




 The aim of the Food Technology department is to provide each and every student the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of practical skills, techniques and recipes. Food Technology is a popular subject and students are provided with an opportunity to be creative and independent.   Students can explore their creativity in cooking and preparing a variety of dishes.   Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill and Food Technology is focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically.  Students will explore healthy eating and balanced diets and will learn about the nutritional needs of different groups in society.  Students will learn how to adapt basic recipes for different target audiences and social groups.   The study of making will also include the characteristics of a broad range of ingredients, including their nutritional, functional and sensory properties.    


(Subject) at Key Stage 3   (if the subject is taught at Key Stage 3)

In KS3 pupils learn a broad range of basic cooking skills as part of life skills.   Pupils will spend 15 lessons in Food Technology in each year group.  In year 7 students will study fruit, vegetables, food groups and mixing methods.  Practical work includes vegetable soup, herby scones, fruit  crumble, swiss roll, bread, vegetable pizza, pesto and tomato tarts and apricot and chocolate biscuits.  In year 8 students will study bacteria, temperature control, nutrients, special diets, sustainability, ethical issues in food production and how to read food labels.  Practical work will include chicken fajitas, korma curry, tuna pasties, vegetarian lasagne, Victoria sponge cake, berry cheese cake and a design and make task.

Study at Home for KS3


Recommended books, websites and other resources.

Pupils will be given booklets at the beginning of each Food Technology carousel.  Pupils will be expected to find their own recipes or adapt a school recipe for at least one practical session


Food Technology at Key Stage 4

In KS4 we follow the AQA Food Technology specification. 

Coursework  60% of final grade (this includes practical work)

Written exam 40% of final grade

The following topics/projects are covered:  Nutrition, pastry making, vegetarian dishes, bread dishes, cold desserts and fish.  Pupils will focus on a single design and make project which is determined by the exam board.  They will produce approximately 15-20 A3 sheets and all practical tasks will be focused around this design project.  Girls will do research and choose all their recipes independently.   This design and make project will be completed in lesson time and will amount to 60% of their final grade.   Students are expected to organise and adapt their own recipes as part of their homework tasks.

Study at Home for KS4




Revision guide

GCSE D&T Food Technology AQA Specification.  ISBN 978 1 84762 358 4


Recent Events

 KS3 cooking/food club – Friday 15:30 – 16:00


Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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