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It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!


Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads!


A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend!


So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!!


We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!


Great to have you as part of the meridian family


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people.


Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19


Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students


We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!


Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there.


Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year!


A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!!


A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School.


Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants

Food Technology

What is Food Technology for at Meridian High School?

The aim of Food Technology is to provide each and every student the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of practical skills, techniques and recipes. Food Technology is a popular subject and students are provided with an opportunity to be creative and independent. Students can explore their creativity in cooking and preparing a variety of dishes.

Why does Food Technology as a subject matter?

Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill and Food Technology is focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically. Students will explore healthy eating and balanced diets and will learn about the nutritional needs of different groups in society.

What does Food Technology help young people to achieve?

In KS3 students we concentrate on teaching students practical cookery skills in order to help them understand the characteristics of ingredients and about their diet and nutritional needs. This helps students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make and implement healthy food choices and to be comfortable and confident in a kitchen.

Topics covered in Year 7:

In year 7, students are given a basic introduction to Food Technology. They learn how to work safely and hygienically in a Food environment and develop their skills to produce a variety of dishes. Students will make approximately 8 dishes during the rotation. The main focus in year 7 is food choice and healthy eating, following the guidelines of the ‘Eatwell Plate’.

Students will learn how to:

  • use the cooker safely
  • weigh and measure accurately
  • use basic tools and equipment with confidence

Topics covered in Year 8:

In year 8, students learn about Healthy Eating’. Students will learn about basic nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet. Students will develop their practical skills, to further develop their confidence and independence in this area.

Students will be develop skills to enable them to:

  • use equipment safely and hygienically
  • cook a range of snacks, main meals, desserts
  • use a range of different ingredients
  • use a range of different methods of cooking
  • evaluate their work effectively

Topics covered in Year 9:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. In addition to a GCSE students will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Award.

Topics include:

  • Food related causes of ill health including bacteria, allergies and intolerances
  • Role of the Environmental Health Officer
  • Common types of Food Poisoning
  • Symptoms of food induces ill health
  • Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control
  • Understanding Food Law and Food Safety Legislation
  • HACCP ( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hygienic Premises and Equipment

Topics covered in Year 10:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. 

Topics include:

  • Structure of hospitality and catering industry
  • Job requirements within the industry
  • Working conditions and job roles within the industry
  • How the hospitality and Catering provision operates - front of house and kitchen operations
  • Health and Safety Requirements - responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The impact of catering on the environment - including sustainability; reduce,reuse and recycle; conservation of energy and water

Topics covered in Year 11:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. 

Topics include:

  • Function of nutrients in the human body
  • Comparison of nutritional needs of specific groups including life stages and special diets
  • Characteristics of unsatisfactory nutritional intake
  • Cooking methods and their impact on nutritional value
  • Factors to consider when menu planning and meeting customer needs
  • Menu production planning
  • Techniques in the preparation of commodities to include poultry, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, cereals, vegetables, fruit, soya products
  • Food Quality assurance
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Food Safety practices linked to preparation and cooking of commodities and in relation to the use of equipment

Qualification title:

Eduqas Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering

Additional learning resources:

Students are provided with ALL their ingredients for every practical lesson free of charge throughout both Key Stage 3 and 4.