Arts, Crafts & Food Technology


Purpose of study

In Arts and Crafts pupils will build on skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding. They will be encouraged to refine their work and challenge themselves creatively .Arts stimulates creativity and imagination which provides visual and sensory experiences, a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.

Pupils now studying three Topics of Areas:



Food Technology

With each topics exploring Indian and Chinese Themes, using techniques and ideas through independent study, group work, discussions, practical tasks and also new challenge of developing their own work.


Arts Departments hopes to encourage pupils to respond personally to their environment and express ideas/thoughts..

Aims to provide opportunities:

  • Undertake a balanced topic of activities
  • To work individually or as a class discussions
  • Evaluate their own and others work
  • To learn and gain skills using appropriate vocabulary
  • Developing an understanding of historical and cultural aspects
  • Demonstrate their ability and creative powers through a series of practical units
  • Understand the characteristic of ingredients to achieve a varied diet
  • Emphasise on safe and hygiene
  • Allow pupils to achieve their potential and stimulate an interest in their diet and health
  • Exposed to a range of practical skills, equipment, techniques and recipes

Key Stage 3

Subject content pupils should be taught to:

Year 7 pupil currently worked on foundation unit focusing on texture tone, pattern and colour. Introduced to a wide range of activities:

  • Learn primary and secondary colours
  • Looking at Artist works
  • Clay work/Mosaics
  • Cross-stitching/ sewing
  • Chinese Lantern making
  • Chinese Letter painting
  • Using and recognizing utensils in cooking
  • Food preparation skills
  • No bake recipes
  • Simple soup recipes

Year 8 pupils concentrate and develop skills in both practical and creative activities:

  • Cut-out Artworks
  • Frame designing
  • Arabic writing using glass painting
  • Learning Chinese Culture/designs
  • Chinese coin purse making
  • Introduce to simple recipes
  • Pastry making : recipes for sweet/savoury
  • Making biscuit dough
  • Sewing techniques
  • Canvas painting
  • African Art and Customs

Year 9 pupils had an opportunity to create and develop upon their knowledge whilst also being aware of other cultural:

  • Cross-stitching/sewing
  • Design and paint on fabric
  • Canvas painting using various types of paints
  • How to use sewing machine and functions
  • Explored food from other cultures
  • Different methods of cooking
  • Chinese and Indian cooking
  • Practice Chinese chopsticks
  • Chapatti making and rolling
  • Smoothie Making

Key Stage 4

Year 10 & 11

Pupils have an opportunity to gain a vocational qualification, Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills.

Objective of the qualifications

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills have been developed to give learners the opportunity to develop:

  • The knowledge, understanding and confidence to cook meals at home.
  • An understanding of how to economise when planning a meal.
  • An ability to transfer skills learned to different recipes.
  • An ability to inspire others by transferring that knowledge.

Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills.

Pupils' Work

Year 11 Making Pastry and Savoury

Homemade fillings in ready-made pastry as lunchtime/lunchbox snack.

Year 10 Making pizzas from scratch

Skills: Kneading, chopping, baking & cooking.

Year 8 Jam Tarts

Year 8 making short crust with rubbing method and used the pastry to make jam tarts.

Year 10 Pizza

Year 10, making pizza from scratch made with homemade dough.

Year 10 Group 2 Making Salad

Making salad, pasta salad, chicken salad and egg salad.

Year 11 - Level 2 cooking with eggs

Frittata, French toast, quiche, meringue & chicken, egg and potato bake.

Year 11 - Cookies/Brownies

Year 11s Making all in one bakes. Cookies/Brownies.

Year 10 - Sandwiches

Year 10s - Group 2 Learning how to make appetising sandwiches for a lunch box.

Year 8 and Year 9 Making Face Masks

Face mask making by Year 8 and Year 9 part of their charity week.

Year 11 Preparing and putting together sandwiches

Learning how to pack a healthy lunch box.

Year 10 Cooking Lesson

Year 10 pupils first cooking lesson, Sept 2020, learning how to make eggs in different ways from scratch.

Year 9 Samoosas

Year 9 making and frying Samoosas and skill of pastry folding.

Year 8 Making Biscuits

Year 8 making biscuits and decorating with fondant

Year 10 Food Tech

Making Arabic dough from scratch and using it to make homemade pizza and filled buns.

Year 7 Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

Drawing and painting with Primary/Secondary colours.

Basic Cooking Skills

Making and cooking healthy breakfast ideas. Smoothies, French toast, flapjacks, porridge from scratch.


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