This statutory subject is part of Design and Technology. The main aim set out by the Department for Education is to ensure that all pupils ‘understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook’.

At Enfield Grammar we therefore offer all boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through a range of projects and tasks (i.e.looking at international food or making healthy option school canteen products) so that we fully meet the National Curriculum Programmes of Study set out below:

Key Stage 3

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health
  • cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that you are able to feed yourself and others a healthy and varied diet
  • become competent in a range of cooking techniques (.e. selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using your own recipes)
  • understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.

Key Stage 4 (exam board AQA)

Students are given the option to choose GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition in Years 10 and 11. This course offers the opportunity to further develop and embed the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in cooking and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.