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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Food Studies

Food Studies in Years 6, 8 and 9 is followed for half the academic year, and Year 7 has food studies for the whole year. Approximately every fortnight, pupils cook a dish related to the topic they are studying. They also complete an independent piece of research and an ‘Active Kids Get Cooking Food Award’.

We aim to educate the girls in food preparation techniques, diet and nutrition, hygiene and safety, and wise food shopping.

In Years 10 and 11, students follow the OCR, J431 GCSE course in Home Economics (Food & Nutrition). Coursework represents 60% of the total marks. The pupils have two classes a week: one theory and one practical.

In the Sixth Form, as part of the enrichment course, all students have the opportunity to learn how to cook on a budget and lay a table correctly.