Food

In Year 10 learners complete the AQA GCSE D&T: Food Technology course.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology helps students develop their creativity through the design and making of food products. Learners should be able to:

Identify the types, sources and functions of nutrients

Understand the cause and effect of deficiency and excess diseases

Understand basic food science and apply their knowledge to the successful preparation and cooking of a range of food products

Understand and be able to apply industry standards for quality and safety when working with food products

Key Activities / Homeworks Learners develop their practical skills through a wide range of dishes. The double lesson is always a practical lesson and the single lesson is used for demos and to cover the contents of the syllabus which is assessed by the written paper. Homework includes past paper questions and activities on the following topics:

Identifying the 5 nutrients in a range of food products

Applying government guidelines for healthy eating

Identifying Meals that contain protein

Researching vegetarian sources of protein

Investigating fat content in foods

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, Folate, B12, C, D

Vitamin Rich Foods

Investigating Minerals

Foods that use starch based sauces

Using subject specific key words

Applying Quality Control Checks

Mood Board – Methods of decorating biscuits

Risk Assessment Activity

Assessments Verbal and written feedback in accordance to whole school policy, as well as peer assessment as appropriate. Past paper exam questions are set as homework throughout the year. A mock exam is sat at the end of Year 10.
Suggest reading & support materials Nelson Thornes: Food Technology Design & Make IT

Collins: Revision GCSE Food Technology

CGP: GCSE D&T Food Technology The Revision Guide

BBC GCSE Bite Size

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology helps students develop their creativity through the design and making of food products. Preparation for the controlled assessment task – students are introduced to the design process and will complete FPTs which focus on different elements of the design process in preparation for starting this in the summer term.
Key Activities / Homework Research: Types of flour and their function in food products

Investigating pastry products

Research: Traditional Bakery Products

Meal planning: For Different Types of Vegetarian

Meal planning: Lactose-Intolerant Diets

Packaging Design Activity

Research: Symbols and trade marks

Understanding Food Labels & Nutritional Information

Research: E-Numbers & Additives

Organic Foods & GM Foods

Research: Gelatine in chilled desserts & vegetarian options

Research: Types of Multicultural Breads & their country of origin

Research: Commercial Bread Making Methods

Diet and Religion

Assessments Verbal and written feedback in accordance to whole school policy, as well as peer assessment as appropriate. Past paper exam questions are set as homework throughout the year. A mock exam is sat at the end of year 10.
Suggest reading & support materials Nelson Thornes: Food Technology Design & Make IT

Collins: Revision GCSE Food Technology

CGP: GCSE D&T Food Technology The Revision Guide

BBC GCSE Bite Size

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology helps students develop their creativity through the design and making of food products. Learners should be able to:

Understand the requirements of the controlled assessment (Bakery Project)

Complete research of the design context for the controlled assessment

Prepare a range of design ideas for a bakery as part of the controlled assessment

Continue to build upon learning for the written exam paper

Key Activities / Homeworks Key activities & homework tasks:

 

Writing Product / Manufacturing specifications

Research: Bakery products – Traditional in supermarket bakeries

Internet Research: Mood Board – Bakery Products

Food Preservation Research & Activity

Organic versus non organic foods

Meal Planning Activity

Design Activity based on past exam papers

Case Study : Dietary excess diseases

Practicing Quality Control

Practicing Risk Assessment

Industrial Production Plans

Eating Disorders

Nutrients Revisited – Exam Preparation Activity

Packaging Types, Materials & Properties

Food Poisoning

Assessments Verbal and written feedback in accordance to whole school policy, as well as peer assessment as appropriate. Past paper exam questions are set as homework throughout the year. A mock exam is sat at the end of year 10.
Suggest reading & support materials Nelson Thornes: Food Technology Design & Make IT

Collins: Revision GCSE Food Technology

CGP: GCSE D&T Food Technology The Revision Guide

BBC GCSE Bite Size