Food Technology

Food Technology

Year 9 Food Technology (10 week course)

This course teaches basic principles of food safety and hygiene, following on from Year 7 and 8, with more advanced food preparation. Students will produce a Packaged Gift that best meets the requirements of their chosen stakeholder. They will do this by developing their technological knowledge of planning using tools such as a Gantt Chart; testing and trialling different ingredients and then preparing their outcome to suit their stakeholder’s needs. Practical sessions are scheduled weekly and all ingredients are provided.

Year 10 Food Technology (1/2 year option)

This course follows on from the Year 9 course and leads on to the NCEA. Two projects students will develop technological knowledge, and problem solving and practical cooking skills. During the first term, a variety of burgers are designed and produced to meet a given brief. In the second term, students create their own café, plan and design a menu, then invite a guest to evaluate their dishes. Both projects are aimed at developing real-life skills and introduce students to the many and varied facets of the food and hospitality industries. Practical sessions are scheduled weekly and all ingredients are provided

Food Technology Level 1 

The Food Technology course is based on Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum. All standards are University Entrance approved. The course has a theoretical and a practical component and while not difficult, does require students to have a strong work ethic completing all tasks set in order to achieve each standard. Food Technology is a multidisciplinary area of study that requires students to draw from a variety of academic subjects, including science, social sciences, language and design. With the increased reliance on processed foods, the study of Food Technology has become a discipline of rapid growth and students are highly sort after in the work place. Food Technology leads to University, catering, barista, cafe, restaurant and hotel industries, as well as providing students to become informed consumers, make wise food choices and develop skills associated for both home and family. At Level 1, students are assessed on their final outcomes, along with portfolio evidence of how they developed and adapted their outcome to meet required specifications. 

Food Technology Level 2

Level 2 Food Technology course builds on Level 1 and leads on to Level 3 Food Technology. All standards are University approved. The course has both theoretical and practical components and requires students to have a strong work ethic, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the work, to achieve each standard. Food Technology is a multidisciplinary area of study that requires students to draw from a variety of academic subjects, including science, social sciences, language and design. With the increased reliance on processed foods, the study of Food Technology has become a discipline of rapid growth and students are highly sort after in the work place. Food Technology leads to university, catering, barista, cafe, restaurant and hotel industries, as well as providing students to become informed consumers, make wise food choices and develop skills associated for both home and family. At Level 2, students are assessed on their final outcomes, along with evidence of stakeholder consultation to develop and adapt their outcome to meet the required specifications.

Food Technology Level 3 & Scholarship 

This course builds on from Level 2 Food Technology and leads on to industry or university courses. All standards are University approved. The course has both theoretical and practical components and requires students to have a strong work ethic, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the work. Good time management skills are also required. Food Technology is a multidisciplinary area of study that requires students to draw from a variety of academic subjects, including science, social sciences, language and design. With the increased reliance on processed foods, the study of Food Technology has become a discipline of rapid growth and students are highly sort after in the work place. Food Technology leads to university, catering, barista, cafe, restaurant and hotel industries, as well as providing students to become informed consumers, make wise food choices and develop skills associated for both home and family. At Level 3, students are assessed on their final outcomes, along with portfolio evidence of how they developed and adapted their outcomes in consultation with a real stakeholder, to meet required specifications. A total of 26 credits are offered based on practical and portfolio evidence.