KS3 Technology - Food
Technology lessons in KS3 are a rotation of three subjects – Resistant Materials (DT), Food Technology (DT) and Textiles (Art).
In DT Food, our intention is to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to feed themselves and others better.
We want to inspire students to be inquisitive, creative and confident cooks.
There are three core threads that run through our curriculum to enable our students to become confident cooks:
The practical skills and techniques of cooking
The underlying principles of food science, nutrition and food safety.
Food traditions and provenance
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An introduction to the kitchen
Students will learn about the kitchen and get to use different equipment by making a variety of different recipes. Our main focus will be on making healthy choices around the food we eat.
An introduction to Food Science
Building on the skills learned from Year 7 students will learn about the function of ingredients in recipes. Have you ever wondered what makes bread like bread and cake like cake? This project will show you how and why these recipes work. Understanding more about ingredients helps us to be better cooks and understand why if something goes wrong.
Nutrition and Dietary Needs
This project builds on the knowledge we learnt in Year 7 on nutrition. We look at the nutritional requirements of different groups of people and understand more about the relationship between diet and health by making some delicious healthy meals
British and Multicultural Food
Students will learn more about foods from all around the world and understand why in Britain we eat so many foods from so many different countries. We will focus on making main course savoury dishes and understand how to modify dishes for health and for enjoyment building on the culinary skills of Year 7 and Year 8.
Factors that Affect our Food Choices
Students will learn about the affects of what foods we buy and our choices as consumers. A mini project will allow us to consolidate all of our practical skills learned during the last three years to choose and cook our own dishes. This will be excellent preparation for coursework for those going on to study Food at GCSE. But even for those not doing Food GCSE it will help us learn how to organise ourselves and as always, make some delicious food!