Design Technology - Food and Textiles

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"Studying Food Technology is fast paced and builds skills for life. It enables us to be creative with ingredients whilst building confidence using equipmen

Year 9 student

We aim to make using technology fun, exciting and relevant to equip students with skills for life, ensuring every student is valued and can achieve their full potential.

We provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment, enabling students to make a positive contribution, not only in lessons and our faculty, but across the whole school.

Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the nutritional requirements of a healthy diet learning basic food preparation techniques with a particular focus on fruit and vegetables.

A range of tasks including convenience food products and types of foods e.g. eggs, fats and raising agents is supported by instruction on a range of more advanced food preparation and cooking techniques. Students also consider prevention of food poisoning by learning about the correct storage and preparation of food.

Students develop their practical skills further, by using a wide range of electrical equipment, from microwaves to food processors. They also develop their skills, e.g. sauce making and pastry making, which prepares them for further study at GCSE level.

Within Textiles students take inspiration through colour, culture and the world and Pop Art.  Students are encouraged to explore and embrace materials, techniques and processes including; machine/hand embroidery, CAM machines, tie and dye, weaving, fabric painting, patchwork, beading/sequins and quilting. 

Students can get even more involved with the Kool Cooking Krew and Textiles after school clubs.