Cooking, Nutrition and Health

Curriculum Aim

Students will leave school with the skills and experiences to underpin future training and education for employment in a wide range  areas within cooking, nutrition and food and form the ability to complete everyday functional tasks with confidence and ease producing high quality results.

Knowledge gained will provide students with a wider perception of the skills gaps in the employment market and what future roles may develop as technology and product demand changes including technological advances in the future employment market.  They will develop a strong understanding of the role the hospitality and catering industry has within the jobs market and in maintaining a strong economy within the UK.

Students across all Key stages will develop an increasingly wide breadth of knowledge surrounding the process of design and manufacture for our everyday food products and be able to rationalise the impact these have on the environment we live in.

Students will be able to recall and compare traditional methods of preparation and cooking within the UK over time, and be able to analyse the decisions that were made compared to now in how we shop, prepare and eat together as families drawing conclusions about changes in the way families function.  They will also develop the ability to test and evaluate products they and others have made and make adaptations for use, across design and manufacturing stages leading to detailed evaluations which take into consideration target market/user feedback.

We promote a KS3 & 4 curriculum that enables students to relate learning and practical experiences to the wider world and provide opportunities for students to reflect on differing cultural and social situations as well as understanding the historical foundations of their chosen subject within British culture.

Faculty Staff

Mrs J Brierley-Warren – Student Progress Leader jby@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mrs K Beeson – Assistant Student Progress Leader

Mr D Leman – Assistant Student Progress Leader

Mr M Buck

Mr R Warren

Mr D Boyce

Mr D Billyeald – Technician

Mrs H Curzon – Technician

Mrs N Walker – Technician

Learning Journey

Cooking Nutrition & Health Learning Journey