Our school has great facilities to provide excellent cooking lessons.
In KS3 the pupils work on a programme of study that is linked to other areas of the curriculum, such as making rock cakes because of its links to World War II and history. The course aims to teach pupils to cook but also make informed decisions about their health and diet. It is a progressive programme which focuses on their organisation, hygiene and safety, food preparation and cooking.
In KS4 pupils move on to complete a BTEC in home cooking skills – level 1. This is a programme that has been developed with Jamie Oliver and promotes cooking for yourself in a healthy, cost-effective way. It also focuses on essential skills, like stocking your store cupboard, fridge and freezer; knife safety; food safety and hygiene; shopping for food and planning ahead; preparing ingredients and understanding food labels.