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Subject Lead - Ms Fay Fisher, 01805 623531 Ext. 212 or

Teachers - Ms Tara Jameson

Technician - Mrs Ashley Delasalle




  • To enable pupils to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to make healthy choices through a range of theory and practical activities.
  • As part of their work with food pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. 
  • Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
  • To provide the academic building blocks to be able to proceed to study STEM related subjects through apprenticeships, vocational qualifications or academic institutions.


Curriculum & Qualifications


KS3 Curriculum


Year 7

A Food Journey - In Year 7 Food works MFL as an enrichment associated with Modern languages.

Food Inspectors – Looking at food safety and Hygiene – Investigating the role of the Environmental Health Officer

The Eatwell guide

And healthy eating guidelines

Macro Nutrients 

Year 8

Carnival – looking at cultural food influences.

Environmental factors affecting food choices – Field to Fork

Micro Nutrients

Fat Soluble Vitamins

Water Soluble Vitamins



Year 9

A mediterranean diet. Looking at healthy eating and dietary need.

Foods from Around the world.

Food choices


KS4 Curriculum


At KS4, Great Torrington School offers WJEC Level 1 & 2 Hospitality and Catering. We feel this is the most appropriate course to facilitate both employment and further study within North Devon. 


This course is split into two Units: 


Unit 1 – looks at the Hospitality and Catering industry as a whole and the different elements that made up the theoretical areas running a successful catering establishment. 


Unit 2 – look at Nutrition and food needs within society and develop practical skills to suit their food needs. Our pupils successfully go on to obtaining apprenticeships with local employers, attend local colleges ands secure work placements. 

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