The intent of Food Technology at Whitley Academy is to instil a love of cooking and equip them with crucial life skills for their future. We aim to prepare students with the knowledge, understanding and kills required to plan, prepare and cook meals for themselves and for others. Our intention is to highlight the importance of a healthy and varied diet and how this can be achieved, whilst enabling students to produce food products from around the world. We aim to make Food Technology accessible to all students both in and outside of the classroom. We encourage students’ creative ideas towards food content and presentation.
- Our experienced and well-established team of food technology teachers deliver engaging and exciting lessons that inspire students to participate in an active learning environment.
- We have an excellent learning environment for teaching food technology, with a large functioning food room with 5 fully equipped kitchen areas.
- Assessments are meaningful and implemented at the end of each topic explored to gain a true reflection on a student’s development of skills and technique.
The curriculum is constantly quality assured and improved upon to ensure the learning is fun, engaging and challenging for all.
The Food Technology department aims to have a positive impact on the outcomes all students. We aim to equip students with life skills that go beyond the classroom where they are able to apply these skills with confidence and impact can be measured. The impact of the curriculum can also be measured in a variety of ways such as: Uptake of Food Technology at GCSE level, student engagement, student voice and analysis of data.