Curriculum Intent

‘First we eat, then we do everything else.’ M.F.K Fisher

Food Preparation and Nutrition at St Cuthbert’s equips learners with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.  We aim to inspire in the students a passion to prepare and create a variety of foods with confidence and independence, encouraging awareness of food choices and the resulting effects on our health now and later in life. High quality food education makes an essential contribution to the moral, cultural, health and well-being of the nation.

The subject is compulsory in years 7-9. GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is then studied in Year 10 and 11 as a GCSE option. This course is 50% non-exam assessment and 50% written exam paper. Our non-exam assessment is split into two tasks that both have a written and a practical element.  By studying this subject, students will improve their cooking skills, develop skills in time management, teamwork and organisation.  Theory and practical elements can be applied to a variety of careers and the curriculum takes into account the improving local economy and labour market.

Department Staff

Mrs C Holden-Locke
Curriculum Leader Technology and Food

Miss H Anam
Teacher of Food and Technology

Mr D Poland
Teacher of Technology

Miss E Stephenson
Technology Technician


Curriculum Rationale - Food

Curriculum Overview - Food


Year 7 Food Progress Grid

Year 8 Food Progress Grid

Year 9 Food Progress Grid