Food Tech


At Glenwood School, Food is taught from Year 7 through to Year 11.

As a practical subject pupils are given opportunities to learn and practice a variety of techniques that will empower them to make healthy dishes and give pupils confidence of achieve a good result using different skills, equipment and techniques that can be implemented and carried forward throughout their lessons and beyond. 

Food technology draws from subjects all across the curriculum, maths is used in weighing, measuring, shaping, dividing etc. Literacy skills are applied in reading and following recipes and evaluating work, PSHE skills are used to investigate culture, religion and choices people make.

At the beginning of Key Stage 3 pupils learn how to ready, the importance of hygiene and how to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Knife skills are introduced and pupils are taught how use correct knife techniques. Pupils will have the opportunity to use the oven, grill and hob safely and build confidence in using equipment to make a variety of dishes using heat sources.

As the academic year goes on pupils will create a portfolio of dishes that they have made, the recipes to make again and share at home.  Focus is centred on healthy foods and snacks that can be made easily, hygienically and involve a variety of skills that increases and develops over time.

During Key stage 4 pupils engage in BTEC Level Two in Home Cooking skills.  This award allows the pupils to investigate healthy and special diets, to cook a variety of savoury and sweet dishes that build up as an evidence folder of achievement.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7


Using the oven and scales

Healthy eating

Introduction to safe knife skills

Staple food

Religion and Culture

Year 8

Revisit Hygiene

Food, religion and culture

Eggs and food labelling

Staple foods

Staple foods

Food Labeling

Year 9

Revisit safe knife skills and hygiene

Where are food comes from

Farming and agriculture

Staple foods

Food labelling

Storing food

Year 10

Introduction to the BTec level 2 Award. Carbohydrates

Soups and snacks

Pastry. Grilled dishes

Breads – pizzas and bread recipes

Baking – cakes

One pot snacks

Year 11

Seasonal foods

Batch Cooking

Stir fry and curry

Complete BTec

Lunch ideas for college


Glenwood School


As a subject Food technology encompasses many aspects of our school curriculum.  Pupils practice maths by time keeping, weighing, using digital and balance scales, measuring, adding, dividing and shaping. English is applied to read recipes, write evaluations, science is used by looking at reactions in recipes and how foods change. PSHE is covered by looking at different celebrations, festivals and investigating diet choices through religion and culture.

Communication and Advocacy   Pupils will be encouraged to express their likes and dislikes, and share their ideas with each other.  Pupils will exercise their cultural and religious beliefs around food choices, respecting choices made by others.  
Independence and Preparing for Adulthood   Pupils will learn how to make homemade, healthy dishes, practicing safe food preparations, hygiene and correct storage of foods. They will learn how to budget and make independent choices which promote a healthy lifestyle.  
Physical, Social and Emotional Good Health   Pupils will explore the benefit of a healthy and balanced diet, and how this contributes to overall good health. Pupils will learn how food is used to celebrate occasions and festivals, respecting cultural differences.    

Glenwood School – Values in our Curriculum

Food Technology







Where you will see it in my subject

– We will respect each other and listen carefully to one another.
– We will respect equipment and look after each other to keep everyone safe.