Food Technology at Ivanhoe is an creative and inspiring practical subject. Through a range of practical tasks, students learn the skills to create healthy, nutritious food, plan and create their own food products and menus, and evaluate and adapt a range of dishes.
Students enjoy Food Technology and feel proud of their progress and the products they make. Innovation, creativity and achievement are recognised in the ‘Star Baker’ and the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition.
In year 7 students study the importance of food hygiene/safety and a healthy diet. Students prepare a range of dishes which develop their practical skills and enhance their understanding of ingredients and techniques. They design their own product by adapting a simple recipe and are encouraged to use various equipment and techniques independently.
In year 8 students carry out research into staple foods such as bread and pasta, as well as investigating the cuisine of other countries. They broaden their understanding of ingredients by cooking and serving a range of dishes influenced by food from around the World. Students will design a savoury main course dish which includes a staple food.
In year 9 students study the working properties of ingredients and a range of food preparation/cooking techniques. They investigate the role nutrients play in the diet and ways to make recipes healthier. Following the design process students design a healthy balanced meal.
The ability to read and follow instructions carefully is important when carrying out practical tasks. Students are encouraged to learn and use key words within their work to demonstrate the extent of their understanding. Evaluation is an important skill in the development and improvement of food products, students are therefore asked to critically discuss their outcomes and obtain the opinions from others.
Students will learn to accurately measure and weigh ingredients for a recipe, as well as considering costings. They will need to be able to recognise proportions and percentages to ensure balance is kept within individual products and for a healthy diet.
Students will work in teams to tight timescales where teamwork, self-management and communication skills are paramount for a successful outcome. Their studies into foods of the World will embed an understanding of other cultures, familiarise them with different foods and dietary restrictions.
Students are able to use the additional time on Enrichment Days to create more challenging dishes, drawing on a wider range of practical techniques.
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Dear Parents and Carers, As you know, on Thursday 4th October we had a school inspection from Ofsted. Whilst the report will not be published officially until 5th November, we are pleased to be able to share with you some snippets from the excellent report we received and confirm that we have mai...
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