Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 8 Food Preparation & Nutrition

During the food course students will learn and develop new skills and qualities through these curriculum areas:

  • Advanced knife skills of meat, fish & poultry.
  • Diet and Nutrition/different dietary needs.
  • Multicultural food.
  • Cake decorating techniques.
  • Sensory evaluation.
  • Food labelling and the traffic light system.
  • Food packaging and single use plastics.
  • Within each Key Stage area students will extend their existing knowledge through challenging new projects.

Food Preparation & Nutrition Assessment

All students are assessed through a variety of assessment procedures and given a key stage grade using the National Curriculum levels. Assessments are made after each project is completed.

  • Work completed in booklets through knowledge based project work.
  • Practical Outcomes are also graded to the new GCSE grades of 1 to 9.
  • Effort grades are also given.

For more information please go the DATA (Design & Technology Association) website at or contact Mr Kevin Gough.