Food Technology is part of Design and Technology in the National Curriculum. At Melrose, we focus on essential skills such as: stocking your store cupboard and your fridge and freezer, knife safety, food safety and hygiene, shopping for food and planning ahead, preparing ingredients and understanding food labels. Our main aim is to educate about healthy eating and teach the pupils how to produce balanced meals, how to budget for the costs and to prepare the pupils to cook for themselves in adulthood. We also aim to build on these essential life skills and give the students the professional skills and knowledge that they will need to begin working in the catering industry. They will work towards completing the BTEC Level 1 or Level 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills which have been developed by Pearson in partnership with Jamie Oliver.