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27/02/24

We're looking forward to National Careers Week, 4th-9th March 2024. We will be using the many resources available, such as a virtual careers fair, films, talks and booklets to inspire our students about their future options and pathways. https://t.co/kTXTWlyLix pic.twitter.com/RyYS0u3HQR

20/02/24

🎉 What an inspiring afternoon at our Careers Fair! Students explored a world of opportunities with leading employers, colleges, and universities. Their futures look bright! 🌟 Check out the highlights 📸 pic.twitter.com/D5uRNqGvDW

09/02/24

Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud https://t.co/AxU7Tsxvjc

09/02/24

Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud https://t.co/AxU7Tsxvjc

09/02/24

We are officially through to the Sports hall finals. We finished inside the top 3 of todays qualifier and now will be one of 12 schools in the grand finals on the 19th March! This is the first time in the 3 years we have achieved this! pic.twitter.com/hw1DbJxEo1

09/02/24

We have officially arrived at for the indoor sports athletics London finals representing to team Let’s go Garrard!! pic.twitter.com/op0BNKu50R

09/02/24

Look what arrived in the post! These adorable handmade worry monsters were ordered from over a year ago. Big thanks to the talented knitters - they will bring comfort to many. Therapeutic tools for little ones. pic.twitter.com/r6GhmtALKl

09/02/24

Love is in the air (and candy in hand!) at HGA! Y11s selling roses & lollipops to make prom dreams come true. Talk about initiative! pic.twitter.com/8T0vOCx0vU

09/02/24

HGA remembered the stories of the holocaust, assembly led by Mr Mukadam. pic.twitter.com/9BTdyy2beo

12/12/23

The girls at our school are selling baked goods all week to raise money for their cheerleading competition in February. The first day was a great success, and we thank everyone for their support! Come and grab some delicious treats to support the Legacy Cheer and Dance 2024 🍰🎉 pic.twitter.com/3Hs1IMb2M6

11/12/23

KS3 students have mastered functions and formulas, so it's time for a little light relief! They're creating pixel art using conditional formatting in Excel. It's a fun way to apply their skills and unleash their creativity. 🎨💻 pic.twitter.com/yOXsbDgDCG

09/12/23

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09/12/23

Our students had a blast at exploring science in action! 🔬🚀 They dived into the latest research and innovations at Queen Mary University of London. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/fpgvvUCun6

07/12/23

🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶 pic.twitter.com/oih2zF1zwu

06/12/23

🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃 pic.twitter.com/QhTgEWzuOM

05/12/23

Lunchtime! 🥪 pic.twitter.com/yDxi9BRnaq

05/12/23

The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.

05/12/23

Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology. pic.twitter.com/vwg14OrnpS

05/12/23

🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅 pic.twitter.com/CgCoQPCBhj

05/12/23

🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/HDMxpNDLat

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Food Preparation & Nutrition

As part of their work with food, students at Harris Garrard Academy are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition, healthy eating, and food science. Instilling a love of cooking in students will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. 


Key Stage 3 overview

At Key Stage 3, students at Harris Garrard Academy are taught to:  

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health  
  • cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they can feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet  
  • become competent in a range of cooking techniques, for example: selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes  
  • understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients. 

A Key Stage 3, the subject content enables the students to make the connections between theory and safe practice so that they can apply their understanding of food and nutrition to fortnightly practical cooking and skill development. 


Key Stage 4 overview

At Key Stage 4, Food Preparation and Nutrition sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills in food preparation and nutrition to ensure progression from Key Stage 3 national curriculum requirements and the possibility of development to further study in Key Stage 4 and beyond. Aims and learning outcomes In studying Food Preparation and Nutrition at Key Stage 4, students:  

  • Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking using a variety of food commodities, cooking techniques and equipment  
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes as well as the nutritional content of food and drinks  
  • Understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health  
  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical, and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, and diet and health choices  
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food  
  • Understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international), to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipe 

At Key Stage 4, the subject content requires greater depth to build on previous knowledge and skills taught in Key Stage 3, such as cooking and preparation techniques, nutrition and provenance.  

Assessments are completed termly and students complete detailed written theoretical assessments and practical evaluations of cooking outcomes.  

Key Stage 4 Students are also assessed externally through the linear GCSE qualification where assessments are completed annually. Marking is completed in line with school policy documents and feedback is given from each assessment. Students and teacher also exchange written feedback in the form of termly surveys and feedback from Student voice. Changes are made with a view for improvement and reflection of schemes based on outcomes, knowledge and understanding of each tested unit. Knowledge is constantly re-visited and thus embedded into long term memory.  

Once each half term, students complete an assessed piece of work which encompasses prior learning in previous knowledge organisers.  


You can download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.

For queries about the Food Preparation and Nutrition curriculum please contact Marsha Miller-Peart m.miller-peart@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Further details of the curriculum can be found below.