Food Preparation and Nutrition is delivered by dedicated staff in specialist facilities. The department operates from the Lune building in a well-equipped, recently refurbished Food Technology kitchen. Food Preparation and Nutrition at Tarleton Academy has been designed to encourage students to be able to design and make products with confidence, creativity and flair.
Food Preparation and Nutrition Faculty Staff
Mrs A Waller
Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
In Years 7 and 8 Food Preparation and Nutrition is taught as a carousel of subjects where students rotate between Food, Art, Drama, Music and Religious Education. Students are set in mixed ability classes. The students experience two blocks of approximately fourteen lessons.
In Year 9 students can opt to study Food Preparation and Nutrition for the entire year in preparation for GCSE.
At Key Stage Four we currently follow the AQA specifications for Food Preparation and Nutrition in year 10 and Food Technology with current year 11students.
Year 10 students complete a qualification comprising of theory and non examination assessments which include a food science task and a 3 hour practical examination.
Year 11 students complete a qualification comprising of theory and controlled assessments.
Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition will be examined
50% written examination of which 15% is multiple choice questions
50% non examination assessment of which 15% is a food science task and 35%
A 3 hour practical assessment where students are required to make 3 high level skilled products.
Year 11 Food Technology examination is examined
60% controlled assessment coursework
40% written examination.
"Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success."
"Design is intelligence made visible."