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Food Preparation & Nutrition

Faculty Overview

Food Preparation and Nutrition is a practical, hands-on department where we aim to build pupilís confidence, creativity, interest and practical skills through mastering a range of practical skills to encourage students to be confident within the kitchen and develop an awareness of the importance of good nutrition for a healthy lifestyle .

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.


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