Portal House has a new purpose built kitchen, which includes three ovens, two fridges, a microwave and all equipment needed to cook safely. There are three work stations enabling students to work in pairs.
Food Technology is an exciting and creative subject to study as it involves ‘learning-by-doing’.
All pupils have a 1 hour lesson per week, during this time theory and practical work is covered. The Food Technology department recognises the importance of life skills for our pupils and therefore, we do as much practical work as we can as we feel this is invaluable. We also recognise theory work is important as pupils need to know essential information which is carried out through practical means. The topics include:
Hygiene and safety
Food choices as consumers
Recognising the moral, cultural and environmental issues related to food
We provide opportunities for the pupils to develop their capability through product analysis and focused practical tasks, that develop a range of skills, processes and knowledge. They will further develop the key skills of communication, application of number, working with others, problem solving, organisation and improving their own learning through their practical work.