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.
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 about health & safety, hygiene and nutrients etc.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 currently receive a 2 hour lesson every week, as in addition to their practical lesson, they cover theory work in much more depth, learning topics such as: the design process, diet and nutrition, tools and equipment, preservation & shelf life, industrial production, product analysis and sustainable design.