Grange Park has a specialist teaching room for Food Technology. It is a well-equipped and resourced subject with everything pupils require to be independent learners.
All pupils in Years 7 and 8 have a double lesson weekly for the half the academic year where they follow the government's "Licence to Cook" programme of study covering a diverse range of recipes. The focus is to develop a range of practical skills whilst also embedding understanding of healthy eating, wise food shopping, seasonality and nutrition.
In Year 9 pupils follow an accredited course; Home Cooking Skills (Level 1) and then in Years 10 and 11, pupils are studying the "BTEC Level 2 Home Cooking Skills" course. These courses develop the foundation skills taught in the lower school and encourage pupils to deepen their knowledge of seasonality and nutrition as well as improving their practical skills and learning how to economise when shopping and cooking.
Students in Groups 1 & 2 (KS5) are timetabled Cookery lessons. These students prepare shopping lists, shop, cook and then serve and enjoy the food they make in these sessions. Some students who have not previously had the opportunity are also entered for Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills qualifications.
Food Technology allows all learners to develop a range of skills in the selection, preparation and cooking of a variety of dishes.
A selection of practicals are shown below. In addition, pupils make seasonal dishes including Mince Pies, Hot Cross Buns and Pancakes. We work with parents to ensure that we support all pupils and their dietary requirements.
If you would like further information on our Food Tech curriculum please contact Mrs Elizabeth Hayter.