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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Food Technology

“Give a person a fish, and they will feed themselves for a day, teach them how to fish, and they will feed themselves for life”

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum vision applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation or ability.

Our young people will develop a life-long love of learning about Food Technology through the study of food commodities and their provenance, nutrition and the role food plays in our present and future health through our rich, broad and balanced curriculum and expert delivery in Food Technology lessons.

All students at Heworth Grange School are without exception entitled to a world-class food education that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational and will promote their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development through the study of food and the design and production of good quality food products that promote a healthy lifestyle.

It is vital that we prepare our young people so that they are empowered to become engaged, positive and respectful citizens who can make informed choices regarding food through a dedicated focus on professional development. They will explore the various issues relating to food that have an impact on our health, economy and environment, the role food plays in different cultures and how they can make informed choices as consumers.

We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in food education, employment or training which will support their future careers. The study of food, food products and its service can open their minds to opportunities for further food-based education and food-related careers and the wide range of transferable skills used in Food Technology that can be applied in their future careers.

Knowledge and skills:

Through our curriculum, students:

  • Build knowledge and understand how concepts and skills link between topics and subjects by applying knowledge gained in Maths, Science, Humanities and Art when studying food commodities, their origins, properties and when designing and making food products.
  • Develop confidence in communication skills and have the opportunity to critically question and debate the wider issues surrounding food choices such as Fairtrade, Organic, and food miles when designing and evaluating food products justifying the choices they have made and those of others.
  • Develop a love of reading and the skills to read fluently, having the opportunity to explore wider significant and exclusive Food Technology texts to increase their awareness of food provenance, the range of ingredients available and inspire them to develop their food preparation and cooking skills to create new food products.
  • Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively during practical food investigations and manufacture planning time and actions to ensure success.
  • Learn about the world around them and inclusive historical contexts when studying ingredients and manufactured food products.
  • Will have the opportunity for deep thinking and to get into their ‘flow’ when researching, designing, making and evaluating food products in response to tasks.
  • Develop strong mathematical fluency when applying mathematical skills to measure time, temperature, weight and volume of ingredients, product size and portion, shape and pattern, and to calculate costs.

Curriculum Overview

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