Food Science

Our vision

Food Science & Nutrition at Kingsway Park equips students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, preparation, nutrition and healthy eating. Students are encouraged to cook and develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.

Key Stage Three

Students learn and master a wide range of skill sets through carefully set project briefs, this enables them to confidently progress on to the GCSE course. These include:

  • Knife skills
  • Preparing a wide range of Fruit and Vegetables
  • Prepare, combine and shape ingredients
  • Weigh and measure accurately
  • Select and adjust the appropriate cooking process
  • Use a wide range of equipment
  • Judge and manipulate using a wide range of sensory properties

Curriculum Content for Y7 and Y8

Key Stage Four

In the light of recent curriculum changes, the long term plans for GCSE courses have been edited and refined to ensure seamless continuation from the GCSE- ready phase.  Finalised planning for the new courses are now available.  Each subject is following a GCSE specification which can be found by clicking on the link below.  The GCSE specification(s) outlines the coverage followed by our students.  Should further explanation be required, please do not hesitate to contact our Subject Leaders by telephone 01706 716761 and they will respond as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we appreciate your continued interest and support and hope that by studying the specifications alongside your child’s work that you can gain insight into the coverage undertaken.

In Year 10 students taking the Food option follow a course designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of nutrition, healthy eating, specific dietary groups, food functions and labelling. Each topic is linked to a practical design and make task which develops their skills e.g. designing and making a dessert high in vitamins, adapting a main meal to follow healthy eating goals and planning meals for vegetarians. Safety and hygiene procedures in both the classroom and industry are studied. In Year 11 a controlled task is completed where students select dishes and choose one to develop into the final product.

Curriculum Content for Y9, Y10 and Y11

AQA Specification Page for Y9, Y10 and Y11

AQA Specification PDF for Y9, Y10 and Y11

Useful Links




Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
OL16 4XA