The Food Technology room is a creative and inspirational space that offers excellent facilities for teaching and learning. The pupils, across all school years, have available a range of modern equipment and resources to enable them to progress their culinary skills.
Food Technology in the Lower School
Pupils in the lower school learn to develop a basic understanding of the nutritional value of fruit and vegetables, through various practical and theory activities. The pupils also learn about basic cutting and food preparation techniques and how to work safely within a cooking environment.
Food Technology in the Middle School
In years 6,7 and 8 pupils have the opportunity to further build their skills through a range of projects that include baking, eggs and cheese and chocolate & staple foods (pasta). This is supported by instruction and practice on more advanced food preparation techniques.
Food Technology in the Upper School
Year 9 Food Technology initially focuses on pupils extending confidence in their food and cooking preparation abilities by making a wide variety of dishes that forms the theme of ‘Food for Life’. Pupils also have the opportunity to complete a project that allows them to choose and prepare their own dishes for a special occasion.
During the summer term Year 9 work in teams on an environmental themed task that focuses on local and Fair Trade produce.
GCSE: Food Preparation and Nutrition OCR
Rushmoor offers pupilâs an opportunity to continue with Food technology into GCSE with the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE offered through OCR. This qualification, endorsed by Heston Blumenthal, equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to feed themselves and others better. Students develop practical cookery skills and techniques as they explore the underlying principles of food sciâence, nutrition, food traditions and food safety, creating inquisitive, creative and confident cooks.