“Food is a varied and exciting subject, which prepares pupils for independent living and the world of work. Anyone who visits our food lessons will confirm that we have a vibrant and enthusiastic environment and provide an irresistible, challenging and engaging curriculum. Most of our learning is carried out through practical work. We focus on developing cookery skills, the functions of ingredients, food science and nutrition.” – Moreton’s Food Department.
This subject develops both teamwork and independent skills. It requires learners to manage their time and space correctly, think ‘outside the box’ and start to consider what potential consumers want to eat.
The subject calls for students to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past technology, its uses and effects.
The Food Department at Moreton School is a high achieving faculty who continually strive to achieve excellent results. Pupil progress in this subject is excellent and they really enjoy the practical nature of their learning.
We have a well-equipped department which responds to the ever changing demands of the subject. The staff that specialise in GCSE Food both have a real passion for the subject, they are constantly updating their use of equipment, tools and processes as their professional practice feeds into their everyday teaching.
Students are encouraged to attend enrichment activities within the department and we are committed to ensuring that there are a broad range of additional opportunities on offer. In the last year we have run inter-school house competitions, visited University College Birmingham and participated in the Tunnocks Teacake challenge. In order improve the health and wellbeing of students we also participate annually in the national Healthy Eating Week run by the British Nutrition Foundation.
We actively encourage our students to think carefully about a career in Hospitality and Catering as it is one of the world’s largest employers, and so hold close links with local colleges and universities.
Head of Food
Mrs Villau is Head of Food at Moreton School