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The Rowans AP Academy

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Food and Nutrition

During food lessons we instil a love of cooking in all pupils, learning about food is focused on on practical lessons which present pupils with everyday decisions, creativity, innovation and problem solving. With a strong focus and drive to develop independent learners, whilst acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge. 

In Key Stage 3 our students are encouraged to eat healthily, prepare and cook everyday meals on a budget which they can produce for themselves and their families. At the end of each term, pupils design, make and evaluate a final independent creation which incorporates all the skills taught throughout the term. 

The recipes are designed to use seasonal ingredients which introduce the students to a variety of healthy meal options ranging from breakfasts to family meals and desserts. Students will demonstrate food safety and hygiene throughout their practical lessons. Emphasis will be put on the student presenting their dishes to a high standard.

Department Staff:

  • KS3 Subject Teacher: Miss Banks
  • KS4 Subject Teacher: Miss Fox and Miss Banks

KS3 Pupils at work




KS4 Food

AQA Food pupils learn essential basic skills and methods to bake delicious biscuits and snacks. They also undertake an eight week baking course. KS4 pupils also have the opportunity to cook recipes from around the world as well as more traditional meals.