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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Food & Nutrition
Rotation within DTFood and Nutrition   
In the first rotation (8 weeks), students will build on their knowledge of food preparation and nutrition theory looking at the links between science in methods of heat transfer, the effects of protein or lack of protein in the diet and completing a murder mystery style food poisoning case study. They will be challenged in a technical exercise where they will make bread rolls and burgers from scratch and are encouraged to adapt recipes for presentation, flavour and to show their individual flair. They will be coached on writing and sticking to time plans to enable them to achieve all of this in lessons that are 100 minutes long. In the second rotation (5 weeks), students will be testing, analysing and researching canapes to enable them to write their own success criteria and culminating in a chance to WOW us by completing a design and make show stopper set of canapes for an end of KS3 BFS food party
Assessment: We start the food module with a multiple choice, base line test to gauge what they an remember from year 8 food. This will then be repeated at the end to show clear progression and improvement. The mid point assessment at the end of the first rotation will include a technical challenge based on skills developed so far including time management, students will dovetail two recipes to create bread rolls and burgers with the opportunity to show flair and creativity in flavours as well as a written theory assessment. The end of unit assessment when they come back for the second rotation in food will be a Showstopper Challenge where students will design and create canapes for an end of KS3 party using theoretical knowledge and skills developed over the two rotations they will create time plans to keep them on track and show their independence and safety skills. This will be accompanied by a detailed written evaluation.Key Words and Terms