In Key Stage 3 we focus on introducing our students to a range of techniques, knowledge and practical skills. This helps give them a clear understanding of what the subject includes, ranging from recipes and cooking methods to nutritional theory. Students experience an hour of Food Technology per week. In this time frame, we cover approximately 10 different recipes practical lessons, key core knowledge concepts, food tasting linked to careers in the industry, and a food science experiment. Our curriculum enables students to build upon their practical skills in a safe and structured way, enabling them to achieve high quality results. We build key subject skills and knowledge in Key Stage 3, including Year 9, where students opt for Food or DT, to help our students achieve success as they progress to Key Stage 4 and higher. These topics include knife skills, combining ingredients, adapting recipes, nutrient functions and healthy eating. Doing this creates greater future opportunities for our students to study our Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE course.