Key Stage 3

In food studies at KS3 we look at how to develop in our students a sound understanding about food and the important role food plays in a healthy lifestyle. We teach the basic practical cookery skills and focus particularly on Healthy Eating, Safety and Hygiene, Diet and Nutrition. Students are encouraged to be independent learners, creative thinkers and team workers through their food studies.

Food studies are on an annual rotation with DT. Most students will complete two semesters of food and four semesters of DT. Ingredients are provided, but students are expected to bring in a container each week to take their food home in.

KS3 Food Studies

Key Stage 4

The GCSE Hospitality and Catering course offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for candidates to develop their knowledge and extend their skills within hospitality and catering in a vocational context. It will provide opportunities to develop candidates' interdisciplinary skills, a range of Key Skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.  It is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in this area and for those who wish to progress to further education. It will offer valuable preparation for those entering the world of work. The specification encourages the investigation and study of hospitality and catering in a variety of contexts. In these contexts the candidates are given opportunities to acquire competence, capability and critical skills through the creation, implementation, use and evaluation of a range of resources. 

KS4 Hospitality & Catering

Key Stage 5

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality is primarily a Technical Level qualification, equivalent in size to three A levels, which has been designed as a full two-year programme of study, enabling learners to develop a substantial common core of knowledge, including the scale, structure and organisation of provision of the hospitality industry, the principles of supervising customer service, how to provide customer service and why good customer service is essential for hospitality businesses to succeed.It also includes several practical units allowing learners to improve their cooking skills.

KS5 Hospitality & Catering