Food Technology

St Aidan’s Academy Food Technology department aims to offer students the opportunity to develop the skills to make nutritional food safely and to learn about the Hospitality and Catering sector and the job roles associated with it, which students make consider in the future.


Students in Year 7 and Year 8 will follow an introduction to basic cooking skills including the safety aspect of working in a kitchen. They will learn to master different cutting techniques and methods of cooking including sweet and savoury dishes.

They will learn to plan, prepare and create nutritional dishes. Students will learn the importance of hygiene and will be aware of the consequences of poor hygiene such as food poisoning and the preventions which need to be put into place.

Assessments will include aspects of safety in the kitchen as well as practical assessments.

KS4: WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering

The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering is made up of two mandatory units:

Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry 40% external examination

Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action 60% internally assessed

Students must complete both units. Through the two units, students will gain an overview of the hospitality and catering industry and the type of job roles that may be available.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the following: