This is taught in a modern Food Technology room with ample space and equipment for each child to work at their own pace. Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a basic programme of study, including safety and hygiene in the kitchen. Students cook using various methods and have the opportunity to learn to use small electrical equipment. Year 9 enhance this further with project work, individually or as a group, to design a product which could be marketed.
Years 10 and 11 follow the Certificate of Educational Achievement Food Studies Course. The programme leads towards the completion of a Food Hygiene course in Year 11. One of the main aims of Food Technology at St Dominic’s is to develop knowledge and skills required for the effective organisation and management of resources in relation to needs and lifestyles. Some students choose to go on to further education catering courses and so Food Technology is an essential and popular part of the curriculum.