Learners are able to study food technology throughout their time at Oakfield.

We encourage all learners to become independent workers and to be able to prepare and cook food for themselves and their families.

In our large well-equipped food technology room learners cook healthy food but also recognise festivals and times of the year by preparing celebration foods.


Key Stage 3

All learners study food technology and design technology throughout their time in key stage 3.


Year 7

Half term on each of these topics:

Introduction to Food Technology – Basic skills and equipment, hygiene

Food Around the World - cooking popular dishes from other cultures

Healthy Eating – 5 a day message, the EatWell Plate,


Year 8

Half term on each of these topics:

Sainsbury’s Bronze Award – design and make an exciting scone

Fair Trade – Fair trade foods, design and make a product with Fair Trade Choc

Nutrition – basic nutrition, design and make healthy bread product


Year 9

Half term on each of these topics:

Food Labelling and packaging – recycling, make a packaged sandwich

Sainsbury’s Silver Award – design and make a healthy soup

Snack Attack –healthy choices, design and make a healthy snack.


At Key Stage 4 home economics is an option. Learners also study a food hygiene certificate

GCSE Home Economics – Food and Nutrition

This course was introduced in September 2012. Learners opt to study it at the end of year 9 and the course lasts for 2 years.

GCSE provides opportunities for learners to develop cooking skills and their capability for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.