What is our vision in Hospitality & Catering ?
The Department is committed to providing and developing a food curriculum which provides all students with the broadest possible range of opportunities so that they can acquire the personal skills and aptitude to thrive.
We want our learners to be reflective, independent, resourceful, innovative and resilient problem solvers who are not afraid to fail. We will encourage a caring, safe, inclusive, tolerant, disciplined and innovative environment which allows students to investigate and experiment in a safe, supportive and positive atmosphere enabling all students to reach their full potential.
The study of Hospitality and Catering is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of food from different cultures, understand the demands of a range of diets, understand the importance of Health and Safety standards , and learn life skills that will help them make wise choices and lead healthier lives. Students will develop higher level skills that equip them for further learning and wider skills valued by employers. An opportunity to visit Hospitality and Catering establishments in the local area is planned each year.
Hospitality & Catering curriculum learning journey
Hospitality & Catering in KS4
The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is suitable as a foundation for further study.
Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry will be externally assessed The external assessment is available in January and June of the second year of study .
Unit 2: is an internal coursework style piece of work presented in a folder or digitally. Learners apply their learning to safely prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes. They will draw on their learning of different types of provision and kitchen and front of house operations in Unit 1, as well as personal safety in their preparations.
Curriculum learning grid in Year 10
Curriculum learning grid in Year 11
Support for students
Vocabulary lists are issued to all students for each topic.
Knowledge organisers -with support on how to organise the work.
Extended Learning Opportunities in Hospitality & Catering
- After school support sessions (day tbc) 3.15pm-4pm
- Lunch time support
- Exam technique with feedback and support
- Opportunities to improve work and responding to teacher feedback
Further Education & Career Pathways in Hospitality & Catering
Useful revision websites
Cote Brasserie (September Visit )
Premier Inn (September Visit)
Health and Safety– HSE
How can parents and carers support learning Hospitality & Catering ?
Ensure students understand how to file their work either on the computer or in a file/booklet for reference.
Ensure students have a space to work in or revise either at school or at home.
Watch and discuss food focused programmes together like;
- ‘Inside the Factory’
- ‘Food Unwrapped’
- And Hospitality and Catering Programmes like –
- Channel 5s ‘Inside the World’s Greatest Hotels’
- ITVs ‘The Savoy’
- All 4s ‘A very British Hotel’
- All 4s ‘Most Famous Train’ – one-off about the Orient Express.
- Encourage Students to cook at home and develop their own recipes
- Student Revision booklet