Food Science courses introduce students to the value of healthy eating and its effect on their well-being as well as stimulating a life-long enjoyment of cooking and developing basic and advanced practical skills.
Years 8, 9 and 10
Students can opt to study Food and Nutrition where they are encouraged to build a sound knowledge of the skills required to work with food. The activities in class assist students to formulate valuable life skills in food preparation as well as understanding nutrition. These skills empower students to take control of their food choices and therefore their health and well being. Students cover a range of topics throughout the three years of learning. Examples of topics covered are:
- Technological advances in food
- Teenagers' food needs
- Food for social occasions
- International foods
- Special occasion cookery
The Year 8 Parent and Special Friend Lunch event provides students with an excellent forum in which to demonstrate the skills they have mastered in their course. Each year, Year 8 hold a Medieval or Greek Feast. The girls work towards this event: in Food and Nutrition where they prepare the food; in Drama where the students develop plays to be performed on the day; and in their Society and Environment classes where they gain the historical knowledge.Year 9 offers an Exploring Food option in which students explore the different food groups in depth.
In Year 10 girls can choose to study Cake Making, Decorating and Patisserie. The skills developed in this subject will provide a leisure activity which gives personal satisfaction and will assist any student considering career possibilities in the food industry. Examples of projects are:
- Chocolate gateaux
- Children's novelty cakes
- Modelling with sugar icing
- Christmas cake
Years 11 and 12
Food Science and Technology 1 and 2
Units 1A, B, C, and D and 2A and B are available for study in the Home Economics Department. The 2A/B course is an examinable subject in Year 12. The content in this course is designed to focus on four main areas
- Understanding food materials
- Developing food opportunities
- Working in food environments
- Understanding food in society
The course provides students with opportunities to develop their food-related interests and understandings through the design and production of food-related products, services and systems.