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Exam Board: AQA
Course: Design Technology: Food Technology (3542)
Teacher of Food Technology: Mrs. J. Turner
In key stage 3 pupils have one double and one single lesson a week. Most double lessons are practical lessons.
Single lessons are used for covering related theory in nutrition, hygiene and safety, function of ingredients and other related topics. Practical tasks are also planned and evaluated in this time.
Topics covered are all geared to develop healthy eating as well as develop a range of practical skills. In year10 groups continue to develop a range of practical skills through different topics. In the spring term we start on GCSE coursework and this takes us to Easter the following year.
KEY STAGE 3
Fruit and Vegetables and healthy eating are the focus of practical activities. Supported by work on shopping, hygiene an safety and safe storage of food.
Cereals and cereal products are the focus of practical activities. Batch production and meal planning are also included.
Packed lunch products are the focus of practical activities.
After a range of focussed practical tasks pupils have to design and make there own healthy packed lunches.
KEY STAGE 4
Students will be taught about the functional and nutritional properties of food. Food processing, hygiene, storage and sustainability are also some of the topics covered. Students will be taught a range of practical skills; to enable them to produce quality outcomes. There are opportunities for students to develop their own ideas, developing products to meet specifications. They will be required to investigate and research products and ingredients, both independently and in groups.
Topics will include: Bread, Cook-chill meals, Desserts, Sweet baked products, Meat, Fish, Vegetarian dishes etc. Students will be required to provide their own ingredients for most practical lessons.
Controlled assessment: 60%
A project worth 60% of the marks is started in the Summer of Year 10. It is carried out over a period of 45 hours class and homework time. Students will be expected to produce a design folder of 20 x A3 pages. These have to be detailed but concise. Tasks will be set by the board but there will be an element of choice. The project will involve researching, trying out ideas, experimenting, making, testing and evaluating. Marks are also given for communicating ideas.
A preparation sheet, issued in March prior to the exam, gives advanced notice of the context and allows the candidate to prepare in a focused way for the written paper.
For health and safety reasons, the group will be limited to 20.