In the Food Technology Department, we concentrate mainly on practical lessons. Any theory work is linked to the practical session. We aim to:
Increase students knowledge, to make them understand the importance of healthy eating and how this supports their wellbeing.
We support students in developing a wide range of practical skills in order to enable them work towards becoming more independent.
Some students will have the opportunity to experience a professional cookery environment through our links with local colleges.
Older students may be offered the opportunity to study a Level 1 BTEC qualification in Home Cooking Skills.
We actively encourage the development of core skills through our subject by incorporating maths, English and Science knowledge when appropriate.
Students have to show consideration and understanding of each other through increased communication skills, especially with regard to Health and Safety.