Food Technology

Year 9/10 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery (VCert)

Project(s): The objectives of the qualification are to help learners to:

  • Prepare and cook using basic skills.
  • Understand food and its functions in the body and in recipes.
  • Understand balanced diets and modifications of recipes for health.
  • Plan and produce dishes for a purpose.


Brief summary:

The course consists of four individual units:

Unit 1 – Preparing to cook

Unit 2 – Understanding food

Unit 3 – Exploring balanced diets

Unit 4 – Plan and produce dishes in response to a brief

Homework activities will be focused on the externally assessed unit 3 and will comprise of practice scenarios for students to complete.


Materials/Tools and Machinery used:

A wide range of equipment and utensils are used to produce dishes consisting of a variety of ingredients from the different food groups.



Year 11 AQA GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology

Final coursework project The Great British Bake Off

Traditional bakeries and supermarket in-store bakeries are very popular. Consumers are attracted to the freshly made products and the ever increasing range of sweet and savoury products available.

Design and make an attractively finished product to be sold from a supermarket’s in-store bakery.


Brief summary:

Pupils are expected to produce a portfolio of research, designing, planning and evaluating to complete the design brief set. This must be accompanied by a range of practical activities, showing a wide range of complex food preparation skills.

Homework will focus on the examined proportion of the course and will have a specific focus over each half term.


Materials/Tools and Machinery used:

Pupils will work with a wide range of kitchen tools and equipment and will use a variety of different ingredients from different food groups.


If you wish to find out more about the curriculum your daughter is studying, please contact Mrs Batty.