The work in Food Technology allows students to develop their designing and making skills focussing on the use of food as a material.
Students acquire knowledge of the complex nature of food as a material, its various properties and the effect of processing it; also considered will be the selection of tools and equipment for working with food. Where possible, work is related to industrial practices and processes.
The course is organised into modules outlined below:-
The Introductory module covering nutrition and healthy eating and special diets
Cakes and biscuits module which looks at different methods of cake and biscuit making
Basic food hygiene module looking at hygiene issues in the food industry
Desserts module - a design and make task
Food labelling and additives module investigating labels, packaging and additives used in food products
Coursework is the last module and the longest!
Assessment is in the form of a written paper (40%) and coursework (60%). The coursework is a design and make project which involves students in the production of a design folder and the realisation of the design using food ingredients.
Examples of Student’s Work
Investigation work on savoury sauces