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We cannot wait to welcome back our students! ⁦


Year 11 Food & Nutrition NEA Coursework still in full flow despite the news this morning.


Interested in becoming a social worker or getting involved in child protection? Join for a live Q&A session on 1st March. ⁦⁦


Twickenham School is incredibly excited to confirm our newly assembled Editorial Team for our upcoming Creative Writing & Arts magazine. Well done all! ⁦


The Parents’ Guide to – National Careers Week 2021


Do you know what you want to be? What is your dream job? National Careers Week coming soon will help with important decisions.


Twickenham School Book Club are currently reading Jungle Drop by Abi Elphinstone and it is proving to be a very popular choice.


Looking forward to National Careers Week ⁦


Staff and students were treated to two gorgeous cakes today. Thoroughly enjoyed by all! ⁦


Today we launched the poster competition. We look forward to sharing some examples of the winning entries and designs. Download a family activity pack from


Twickenham School celebrates and we are working with the UK Safer Internet Centre to make Watch out for further tweets here and find out more at www.saferinternet


Our Poet Laureate’s (Y8 Harley) offering this week. Lamenting on the snowfall last weekend.


Large scale acrylic painting by Taylor demonstrate use of tonal work and form in the combined imagery.


Our chickens were eggstremely happy with their new swing ! As a sign of appreciation they laid 4 eggs today!


Intricate pattern work by a GCSE student showcases attention to detail and precision.


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Boris Johnson delays reopening of schools in England by at least two weeks.


Well done to Cassia in Year 7 who has logged the most amount of Merits this week and to Petya, also Year 7, who tops the leader board so far this academic year. Well done girls!


Congratulations to Hannah in Year 10 who has passed Grade 8 Alto Saxophone with a Merit .A significant step towards her ambition to be a professional musician!


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Food and Nutrition


The food curriculum at Twickenham School aims to ensure that students are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating in order to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.

Theoretical knowledge is learnt through practical activities and experimentation. Students are encouraged to be imaginative, and take risks. Lessons are taught in a well-equipped, specialist classroom.

In Year 10, a wider range of specialist skills and cooking techniques in line with the AQA GCSE focus on five key areas: 

• Food, nutrition and health

• Food science

• Food safety

• Food choice

• Food provenance

In Year 11, students complete their two non-exam assessments as well as sitting their exam:

• Task 1: Food investigation - Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients This includes practical investigations into the properties and characteristics of food, which are a compulsory element of the task.

• Task 2: Food preparation assessment - Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

Specification: AQA

Curriculum Sequence



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Health and safety

Eat well guide

Making informed food choices

Macronutrients Practical skills

Planning meals for specific groups Vegetarian taste testing Energy needs Nutritional analysis

Food presentation methods

Skills tests  

Bread experiments Coagulation experiments Carbohydrate structures and experiments Raising agents


Micro-organisms and enzymes

Food spoilage Bacterial contamination Buying and storing food Practical skills

Preparing, cooking and serving food  Factors influencing food choice - religion and culture

Food labelling and marketing influences Traditional cuisines and research task Cuisine sensory analysis

Menu cuisine planning Sensory evaluations Food sources Food and the environment


NEA 1 practice Food investigation - understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients Practical investigations into the properties and characteristics of food

NEA 2 practice Food preparation assessment -

Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes Planning in advance how this will be achieved.



NEA Task 1 – task analysis and research planning

Mock Revision


Research planning

Mock 1

NEA Task 1 research experiments and write up Research summary Research hypothesis Testing hypothesis and write up


NEA task selection

Task analysis Research life stage Research dietary group Summarise research Select and justify dishes


Make 3 or 4 dishes to demonstrate  technical skills

 Analyse technical skills Select final dishes

Complete final three dishes Complete evaluation


Exam techniques