Food Technology

Food Science

Welcome to the Food Science web-page. This is a subject that is practical and important to meeting the needs of promoting healthy living. All students in Year 7 and 8 will get an opportunity to study the subject. Here, they will learn the fundamentals of using a kitchen safely. Students will also investigate a sustainable lifestyle and explore nutrients and the essential role they play in a balanced diet. The feedback from students and parents alike is positive and many students have become confident to make healthy, tasty meals at home! 

At Key Stage 4, the students study the AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification. This will equip the students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and encouragement they need to cook. It will give them the ability to apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

Students will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways, and develop vital life skills so that they can feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously.

Potential Pathways

Entry to AS/A2 Home Economics and degree courses.
Opportunities to go into catering at college, to work in the restaurant industry and the health sector.
Opportunities to go into the food science industry. There is a shortage of food scientists.
Future career pathways as a food buyer, nutritionist, food stylist, home economist, product tester, product developer.
Food Nutrition will support your application for a range of Post-16 Level 3 courses if an A*-C grade is achieved, or a level 2 course if a D or E grade is achieved.
Food Nutrition will equip you with essential life skills - learning to make a range of quality products.

This is a highly successful subject that students do very well in. 


Extra curricular opportunities are an important and significant area of learning as they provide students with new and challenging experiences. These opportunities allow students to develop new skills, experiment with new experiences and consequently grow in self-confidence. The significance of this cannot be underestimated. Therefore, to encourage enjoyment and love of learning about food, students are given opportunities to join a range of themed activities.

At Kingsdale, we understand that our 6th form students need more than just academic qualifications to prepare them for university or employment. As a result, we offer a University Survival Course to support them to be able to prepare healthy and yet delicious meals for themselves after they leave home.

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