Independent Learning


Studying Cooking and Nutrition is essential for promoting a healthy lifestyle and understanding the importance of the subject in providing a breadth of key life skilling opportunities.

Independent learning opportunities set within the subject provide:

  • Reinforcement of concepts learned in class, such as the components of a balanced diet, nutritional requirements for different age groups, and the impact of various nutrients required to promote good health and well-being.
  • Application of knowledge, allowing the students to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios such as planning meals, analysing food labels or weighing and measuring ingredients ready for practical lessons.
  • Research and exploration, encouraging students to conduct research on specific topics related to Cooking and Nutrition to deepen knowledge.
  • Skill development, completing practical elements at home or after school to ensure that core skills become more fluent.
  • Parental involvement through discussions over ingredient sourcing, shopping trips to understand the cost of food and appreciate the value. Communicating and sharing results of practicals, encouraging the critical evaluation of dishes completed. Reinforcing the importance of healthy food choices and encouraging the involvement of all in the creation of family meals.

Examination classes are additional independent learning opportunities and guidance to support the ongoing development of their skills development or coursework, these could include any of the above tasks. Yr11 students are expected to attend after-school intervention sessions when directed or as they feel that could support their practical application.

Independent learning tasks are set in line with the whole school policy and uploaded to Satchel One. Students and parents can access to the resources, read a clear description of all tasks set and check the deadlines given for completion.

May 2024


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