The Food Technology department teaches students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. There are six Food teachers, supported by two technicians.
Key Stage 3
In years 7 and 8 students study Cooking and Nutrition, during which they develop their knowledge of how to make a wide variety of food products that contribute to a balanced diet. Students also consider safe working practices with food, how ingredients are produced and processed, the importance of informed food choices and the nutritional impact of food.
Key Stage 4
Students can study GCSE Catering or GCSE Food Technology in Key Stage 4; King John students regularly achieve exam success in these subjects, in the summer of 2015 89% of students achieved A*-C in these subjects (compared to the national result of 56%).
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 students can study AS-Level/A2-Level Food Technology during which they investigate how food is produced on a large scale to meet the needs of the population.