Food & Care 2017-11-06T15:20:12+00:00

Food & Care

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

Welcome & Ethos

A very warm welcome to the Food and Care department. A place where we have high expectations of all pupils and, are dedicated to supporting them in their learning journey.

We share a strong belief that every child can be their best and, have unique sets of skills that can be developed to make progress.

The School’s ethos is at the heart of all that we do. We expect and encourage pupils to aspire, strive and achieve by taking responsibly, seeking challenge and showing determination.

In Food and Nutrition we aim for pupils to understand how to make healthy food choices and, learn the skills needed to feed themselves a balanced diet to support their health and happiness.

The Care courses are designed to provide pupils with skills to take them onto further training in the Care sector.

Context of the Subject

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition (Key Stages 3 & 4): “Food and Nutrition equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety. Pupils will learn skills that will give them a strong foundation to build on throughout Key Stage 3. They will be encouraged and guided on how to adapt recipes for added appeal. There will be an emphasis on nutrition and the science of food. As well as making dishes they will also undertake experiments that support the core theory.” (AQA October 2016)
  • Children’s Learning and Development (Key Stage 4 only)*: “The new Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development to engage and excite young learners who want to study how children develop from 0 to 10 years old. Learners will also learn about a broad range of roles and careers within the childcare sector.” (AQA October 2016)
  • Health and Social Care (Key Stage 4 only)*: The new Technical Award in Health and Social Care is designed to engage and excite young learners who want an introduction to life and work within the health and social care sector. (AQA October 2016)

*The Care courses are currently under review in line with Government changes to the specifications.

 

Food and Nutrition at Nunnery Wood High School ensures that students learn different ways to prepare, combine, mix and heat ingredients. Our students will learn about healthy eating, nutrition, sustainability and why people may have different dietary requirements.

Students are also taught to combine practical and nutritional knowledge with creative thinking to design and make interesting and innovative products of their own. We want all students to be equipped with a range of practical and transferable skills along with a questioning and enquiring mind to challenge the accepted and push for creativity.

Care courses are an integral part of our teaching and learning; developing skills to support the pupils in further training in vocational careers.

Staffing Structure

Curriculum Leader
Miss S Young
Email: s.young@nunnerywood.worcs.sch.uk
Phone: 01905 36362o

Team Structure
Curriculum Leader
3 full time teachers
2 part time technicians
1 part time teaching assistant

Curriculum Facilities

The department is well resourced with two dedicated food rooms, complete with kitchen facilities to enable students to undertake practical lessons in school. All rooms have a projector and an interactive smart board. We also have digital cameras which are used for recording students’ practical work. We have access to IT facilities as required.

KS3

KS3 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS3 teaching in the subject area

Learning about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles is an integral part of how we develop into effective learners. Life can be better if we eat well and feel well. During Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils will learn a variety of skills and knowledge to support their own development. They will also learn about the science of food and, the wider national and global aspects. Topics will also support further learning for those that choose to pursue their learning at GCSE level.

Safety & Hygiene: personal safety, food safety, hygiene.
Core practical skills & use of equipment: using all parts of the cooker, knives, whisks, and other equipment.
Healthy Eating & Nutrition: nutrients, diet, Eatwell Guide.
Special Diets: Gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose intolerant and others.
Functions of ingredients: functionality of key ingredients in products; focus on the ‘fantastic four’: flour, sugar, egg, butter (& oils).
Foods of the World: foods from different countries and cultures.
Seasonality: British foods, seasonal foods, carbon footprint.
Food Science: reactions that take place upon the application of heat/mechanical processing/use of microorganisms; for example, dextrinisation, coagulation, aeration, fermentation.
Health and Social Care and Child Development: a brief introduction to both courses which are offered as Technical Awards at GCSE level.
Other learning: There may be other activities such as MasterChef, Design and Make Project and, an Enterprise Project.

Organisation of the KS3 curriculum and how students are assessed (brief summary of long term plan of units and very approximate timings.

Pupils have a one-hour lesson, once a week. We aim to provide a balance of practical and theory work; this includes food analysis and experiments.

1 key assessment takes place each half term; usually made up of a practical task and a design, or a piece of written work. Other smaller assessments may take place in the form of tests and exam questions.

We have introduced a design element back into the units of work to help link theoretical learning and practical tasks.

Homework is an integral part of the learning, and making progress and all pupils are expected to check the Homework Zone regularly, and communicate with their teacher if they are unsure of any instructions given.

Sources of information that may be useful

Food a Fact of Life: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/
NHS Eatwell: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx
GCSE Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/
British Nutrition Foundation: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/
BBC Good Food – Recipes: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes
BBC Good Food – How To Guides: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/category/cookery
BBC Food – Seasons: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/seasons
Vegan Society UK: https://www.vegansociety.com/
Vegetarian Society UK: https://www.vegsoc.org/
Eat the Seasons UK: http://eattheseasons.co.uk/
Coeliac Organisation UK: https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/

KS4

KS4 Overview -repeated for each GCSE in the department and each year
From September 2017
Please be clear if there is a different course for year 10 and year 11

Subject title, board and syllabus code

Food Preparation and Nutrition AQA 8585

KS4 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS4 teaching in the subject area

Pupils have 5 lessons over two week; this includes a split double in one of the weeks.

The course is integrated into five core topics:

• Food, nutrition and health
• Food science
• Food safety
• Food choice
• Food provenance

The learning continues to build on knowledge and skills learned and developed in Years 7, 8 & 9.

Organisation of the KS4 curriculum (brief summary of long term plan of units and very approximate timings)

1st Year
Terms 1 &2: advanced cooking skills, macronutrients, diets at life stages, special diets, food properties and sample investigation task.
Terms 3 & 4: food science, safety
Terms 5 & 6: food provenance, Micronutrients, seasonality, cooking methods

2nd Year
Terms 1, 2 & 3: controlled assessment
Terms 4 & 5: exam preparation
Term 6: exam

It is essential that students fully engage with all homework tasks set. Also, it is expected that students practice recipes and key skills at home.

Assessment

The course is delivered in two units of work.

1. A written examination at the end of the course, which contributes to 50% of the final grade. This requires students to apply what they have learnt during the entire course.
2. Controlled assessment tasks which take place in the second year of the course, contributing to a total of 50% of the final grade:
¬ Task 1: Food investigation (15%): to assess students’ understanding of the working characteristics, and functional and chemical properties of ingredients.
¬ Task 2: Food preparation assessment (35%): to assess students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. As part of this students will prepare, cook and present a number of chosen dishes.
Sample food investigation tasks:
1. Investigate what type of flour is best for bread making
2. Investigate the use of raising agents in baked products
3. Investigate the ingredients used to thicken sauces and soups

Sample food preparation assessment tasks:

1. Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes which would be suitable for vegetarians. Present three final dishes.
2. Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes which are a good source of fibre and would appeal to teenagers. Present three final dishes.
3. Plan, prepare, cook and present a range of dishes from the Mediterranean culinary tradition. Present three final dishes.

Understanding and application of nutritional knowledge will be a requirement of all tasks.

Sources of information that may be useful

Food a Fact of Life: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/
NHS Eatwell: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx
GCSE Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/
British Nutrition Foundation: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/
BBC Good Food – Recipes: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes
BBC Good Food – How To Guides: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/category/cookery
BBC Food – Seasons: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/seasons
Vegan Society UK: https://www.vegansociety.com/
Vegetarian Society UK: https://www.vegsoc.org/
Eat the Seasons UK: http://eattheseasons.co.uk/
Coeliac Organisation UK: https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/
AQA exam board information: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585
AQA Video tutorials: http://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition/teach/food-preparation-video-tutorials
Food provenance: http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/section.aspx?siteId=19&sectionId=92
Food provenance – fish: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/9536671/Food-provenance-the-fishermen-leading-the-way.html
GCSE Bitesize – Food Technology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/

Subject title, board and syllabus code

Health and Social Care OCR (J412) (Year 11 only September 2017-June 2018)

KS4 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS4 teaching in the subject area

KS4 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS3 teaching in the subject area

This course includes student-led studies on areas of particular interest to be based in the learners’ local communities. This is motivating for learners and also allows them to be part of their local communities. Topics covered are under the umbrella of key units such as:

Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision
• The range of care needs of major client groups
• The ways people can obtain services and the possible barriers that could prevent people from gaining access to services
• The types of services that exist to meet client group needs and how they are organised
• The principles of care that underpin all care work
• The main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and early years services

Understanding Personal Development and Relationships
• The stages and pattern of human growth and development
• The different factors that can affect human growth and development
• The development of self-concept and different types of relationships
• Major life changes and sources of support

Organisation of the KS4 curriculum (brief summary of long term plan of units and very approximate timings)

Terms 1-4: controlled assessment
Term 5: exam preparation
Term 6: exam

Assessment

60% based on controlled assessment carried out in lesson time
40% external exam at the end of the course

Sources of information that may be useful

OCR exam board website www.ocr.org.uk
www.nhs.uk/service-search (for)
NHS service provision within health care, social care or early years www.equalityhumanrights.com
Client safety www.gov.uk
Client safety www.hse.gov.uk/legislation
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Need www.simplypsychology.org
Food and Nutrition www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
Careers www.careerpilot.org.uk/jobs/health-and-social-care
Equal opportunities www.eoc.org.uk
St. John Ambulance www.sja.org.uk

Health and Social Care ‘In Practice’ – Enrichment

This is an exciting new opportunity to gain additional experience in the health and social care discipline. It will enable you to undertake external training related to client safety and protection in a care environment for example first aid and food hygiene certificates. It will also give you the chance to go on placement and experience the health and social care sector.

Work experience is an important part of education for employability. This enrichment opportunity will enable students who have opted for health and social care GCSE to learn about the world of work in a ‘real life’ situation through external speakers and placement visits. It will also enable them to collect valuable additional research material to support their controlled assessment. It is intended to give an experience of key skills needed in the workplace and a chance to try out an occupation they may want to follow.

Please note that pupils can only opt for this enrichment activity if they have chosen the health and social care technical award.

Subject title, board and syllabus code

Children’s Learning and Development AQA -Technical Award Level 1/2 (Draft 3715)

KS4 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS3 teaching in the subject area

Students will study child development within the age range of 0 to 10 years old. This will support them in further studies; leading to a wide variety of potential careers. This course covers contemporary issues such as child safety online and, connects learners with children through practical activities. Learners will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through a combination of real-life case studies and research tasks, practical experience and theoretical study.

Assessment

Unit 1: Research task: an in-depth research task; internally assessed (30%)
Unit 2: Child study: of a child 0-10 years old for 4-6 months; internally assessed (30%)
Unit 3: External assessment: development of child from pre-conception to 10 years old (40%)

Sources of information that may be useful

EYFS http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/
Children’s Development Institute https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/
Small Talk https://www.thinksmall.org/for_parents_and_guardians/understanding_your_childs_development
AQA new technical award http://www.aqa.org.uk/news/new-technical-award-childrens-learning-and-development
NHS Choices – Birth-to-five development http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/birthtofive.aspx

Subject title, board and syllabus code

Health and Social Care AQA -Technical Award Level 1/2 (Draft 3731)

KS4 Description of the key skills, knowledge and understanding that are a prime focus of KS3 teaching in the subject area

Students will undertake learning to acquire knowledge of development through the life stages. They will understand the well-being of individuals in health and social care and, develop an awareness of healthy lifestyles and promotion campaigns. Learners will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice through a combination of research, practical experience, theoretical study and independent learning.

Assessment

Unit 1: Individual well-being in Health and Social Care (30%) – Controlled Assessment
Unit 2: Healthy living (30%) – Controlled Assessment
Unit 3: Development through the life stages (40%) – External Examination

Sources of information that may be useful

AQA New Technical Award http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/health-and-social-care/technical-award/health-and-social-care-3731
www.nhs.uk/service-search (for)
NHS service provision within health care, social care or early years www.equalityhumanrights.com
Client safety www.gov.uk
Client safety www.hse.gov.uk/legislation
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Need www.simplypsychology.org
Food and Nutrition www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
Careers www.careerpilot.org.uk/jobs/health-and-social-care
Equal opportunities www.eoc.org.uk
St. John Ambulance www.sja.org.uk