Our department comprises of 3 fully equipped practical food rooms, 2 textiles classrooms and a food store.
In S1 – S2 learners are working through the BGE course. This includes lots of practical cookery so the learners become equipped with the skills to enable them to complete National 4/5 and Higher courses.
In S1 learners complete tasks on health and safety and nutrition to enable them to gain knowledge within the subject area. Practical assessments take place throughout the course and they also get a written test on the knowledge they have been taught throughout their first year. The pupils also complete a textiles unit in which they learn how to use a sewing machine and make an apron.
In S2 learners complete four units: FairTrade, a healthy eating, textiles (design their own cushion) and practical cookery. Practical assessments take place throughout the course and they also get a homework project on either ‘clothing for teenagers’ or ‘healthy eating’.
We also offer the following National Qualifications courses::
Health and Food Technology at National 4, National 5 and Higher in S5 and S6.
Fashion and Textiles Technology in S5 and S6.
Hospitality at National 4 and National 5 in S3/S4 and S5/ S6.
Childcare and Development at National 4 in S3/S4 and National 5 in S5 /S6.
More details on these courses can be found on the SQA website https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45625.html
Learners are encouraged to use this website for past papers/specimen papers in the subject as revision.