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Food Studies

Curriculum Intent - Food Studies 

The intent of the Food Studies curriculum is synonymous with many of Preston Manor’s  core aims: To provide a broad, relevant and balanced curriculum that is accessible to all pupils and further develops  the literacy and numeracy skills which are required for success in adult life.  


Student’s receive the unique opportunity to broaden their horizons through a scheme of learning that ensures that all pupils are able to thrive, develop as healthy individuals and instills a love of learning and equal opportunity for all. 


In food studies emphasis is placed on developing a strength of character, working in collaboration with others to develop the whole child to become resilient, well rounded which  will help pupils to overcome challenges through a range of opportunities and experiences.


The curriculum has been specifically designed to expose students to challenging,  valuable, life skills to become confident individuals who enjoy learning, make good progress, in a safe, healthy and fulfilling manner. These skills intend to develop students ability to succeed in the next stage of their education, training or employment. 


Key Stage 3 

In KS3 the curriculum has been specifically catered to embrace British values with students being introduced to the importance of hygiene and safety, to develop confident, responsible  individuals who feel safe within their learning environment. It is essential that the curriculum is organised in such a way as it allows all students to experience success. This is achieved through high expectations set within a challenging environment in order to create a love for learning, life changing ambition which therefore raises standards of progress, achievement and success. 


Students make a range of dishes based on British cuisine during rotation and the main focus is Healthy Eating following the guidelines of the Eatwell Guide. In addition, students learn how to use all parts of the oven safely , weigh and measure, use tools and equipment and key terminology.


Key Stage 4 

In KS4 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.


The specification is delivered through theory, preparation and making activities, teaching students the connections between theory to apply their understanding of food and nutrition to practical preparation. The curriculum has been designed to develop the whole child to be well rounded, broad and balanced, culturally aware of the different specific diets associated with religion and race.