Our mission within the food department is to teach students how to cook for themselves and how to enjoy healthy meals. We aim to deliver exciting and inspiring lessons with challenge for all. Cooking has the power to boost young people’s self-esteem, through expressing themselves creatively and using planning and preparation skills to see a task through from beginning to end.
Food and nutrition aims to equip students with the skills required to cook and develop knowledge and understanding of food science, nutrition, healthy eating, and food choices. The curriculum will develop student’s practical skills and enable them to make positive choices when cooking preparing and consuming food, both now and in the future.
Food and nutrition in Years 7-9 is delivered through 5 topics. Food, nutrition and health, food science, food safety, food choice and food provenance. The KS3 food curriculum is based around the national curriculum and aims to deliver the core competencies. The knowledge and skills taught at KS3 prepares students for the GCSE food and nutrition programme.
KS3 National Curriculum
“As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.”
Core competences for children and young people represent core skills and knowledge around the themes of:
- Diet (food and drink)
- Consumer Awareness
- Cooking (food preparation and handling skills)
- Food Safety
- Active Lifestyles (physical activity)
Studying food at GCSE will instill students with life-long learning which will prepare them for a healthy future. Throughout the course, students will have the experience of learning about food through a wide variety of topics, building upon what they’ve been taught at KS3.
Five Year Course Plan
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Topics in Detail
The learning outcomes for food in Year 7 can be found here
The learning outcomes for food in Year 8 can be found here
The learning outcomes for food in Year 9 can be found here
The learning outcomes for food in Year 10 can be found here
The learning outcomes for food in Year 11 can be found here
For further information on Bridgnorth Endowed School's food curriculum, please email