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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
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Food

The food department aims to teach pupils;

  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Practical Cooking Skills
  • Food Science
  • Food Provenance and Choice

Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables students to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.  Along with building their interest, passion and confidence in a future career in the food industry.

 
 

KEY STAGE 3 

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Basic food hygiene and safety.

The provenance of food.

Building practical skills

How to evaluate, using awareness
of taste, texture and smell.

Building knowledge and practical skills for GCSE.

The science of food

KEY STAGE 4 

At GCSE students studying Food Preparation and Nutrition, follow EDUQAS WJEC specification.

This GCSE will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and encouragement they need to cook. At the heart of the qualification, it focuses on practical cooking skills as well as giving students a strong understanding of nutrition as well as an understanding of the characteristics of food.

Year 10

Year 11

1. Food commodities

 2. Principles of nutrition

 3. Diet and good health

 4. The science of food

 5. Where food comes from

 6. Cooking and food preparation

These topics are continued into year 11.

 

6. Cooking and food preparation

The exam is sat at the end of the course.

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: 

http://eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation-and-nutrition/index.html#qualSearch