Food Technology

Curriculum Purpose

Preparing students for careers and furthering social justice

Our Food Technology curriculum and lessons at Trinity will give students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of careers in Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Health Care, and of course, the Hospitality and Catering industry.  To do this, our students will achieve a P8 score of +1.  A thorough academic education in Food Preparation and Nutrition will also provide the knowledge and skills that allow students to prepare and make a variety of healthy dishes alongside making wise dietary decisions and lifestyle choices. 

Knowledge acquisition as a measure of progress

The Food department at Trinity Academy realises that food nutrition is essential for the mental and physical development of children. Nutrition education underpins improving nutritional status, and provides pupils with the knowledge, skills and motivation to make important dietary decisions and lifestyle choices. Understanding and improving the landscape of nutrition and support for children is therefore of high importance to Trinity School. As a centre of education we are the perfect platform to address issues related to food, diet, nutrition and health, as well as environmental issues, providing an evidential counterpoint to the ever changing sea of food related influences that confuse at best.

The needs of our community

Cultural capital is explored across the key stages by appreciation of the work of others locally, nationally and internationally. Each subject identifies and relates projects and content to real contextual challenges focusing upon people, communities or businesses, with a particular focus on the local area that surrounds Trinity Academy.

Teaching Food Technology for its intrinsic value

We believe that Food Technology is an inspiring, scientifically rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live a healthy lifestyle and make informed dietary decisions that change lives.

Curriculum Overview – Food Technology