Food Technology

Food Technology allows students to demonstrate creativity when making food products as well as to gain an understanding of food science and nutrition. What will you do?

  • Find out about the ingredients used in different food products
  • Investigate nutritional values of foods
  • Carry out practical experiments
  • Find out how different food products are made
  • Cook a wide variety of products eg sausage rolls, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, pasta bake, rice salad, kebabs, curry and lots moreā€¦.
  • Nearly every other lesson is a practical one!
  • Use computers to research on the internet and to present your work
  • Use different equipment such as digital cameras and food probes in practical lessons
  • Investigating how the food industry manufactures and makes products
  • Analysing and tasting products such as cakes, biscuits and healthy option foods.


Food Technology is an option for students in year 10 - details of this course can found below


 Course assessment:

Coursework: 60% of the total marks. Maximum 90 marks.

A single design-and-make activity selected from a choice of set tasks, consisting of the development of a made outcome and a concise design folder and/or appropriate ICT evidence. The design folder should consist of approximately:

  • 20 pages of A3 paper

Students should spend approximately 45 hours on this activity, and this majority of this time is provided in lessons.

As part of the evidence submitted, students should include photographs of the finished products that they have cooked, as well as photographs at various stages of the process

Examination: 40% of the total marks. Maximum 120 marks. 2 hours

One paper with two sections:

Section A
30 marks
A design question based on context supplied before the exam

Section B
90 marks
Covers all aspects of the specification content

All questions are compulsory.

 Career possibilities:

Everybody needs to eat! Food is the biggest employer in this country!

Would you like to be part of a fast moving industry - the largest and most important economic activity in the world?

Over 20% of the top 100 British companies are in food manufacturing. The UK Food and Drink industry is the largest sector in the UK manufacturing industry. The food industry

offers better opportunities for employment than practically any other industry, such as chef, dietician, primary school teacher, quality control supervisors, leisure and travel advisor and food technologists!!!!

You ARE what you eat!

 Course overview: Click here for a course overview
 Exam board specification: Click here for the exam board specification
 Exemplar material: Click here for an example exam paper