Food Studies

Food Studies

Head of Subject: Mrs L Greenwood


To develop an understanding of food and nutrition, which will equip the students with the skills to plan and make a range of healthy dishes. This will prepare the students to make informed dietary choices throughout life.
Our subject will teach students to be resilient and be able to tackle and solve problems for themselves.

In Food Studies we are passionate about equipping the students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We strive to expose our students to exciting new flavours, cuisines and ingredients and develop a love of food. We facilitate our students to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways in the food industry. Our curriculum will inspire students to cook creatively, as well as develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life.

Overview of the Food Studies Curriculum

The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the link below:

Food Studies KS3 Overview

Food Studies KS4 Overview


GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The specification code for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is 8585. Click here to view the GCSE specification


Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities 

  • Hawkley Junior Chef (Y7)
  • Hawkley Bake Off Club (Y8)
  • Christmas Cookery Club (Y9)