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Year 10 Hospitality and Catering

Yesterday it was the turn of the Year 10 Hospitality and Catering students to show us their practical skills as they undertook a 3 hour mock practical session, in which they had to produce two dishes, with accompaniments, presented to a restaurant standard.

The students spent time researching their dishes and writing a time plan to work from. T2 was a full of delicious aromas, with a calm, productive atmosphere.

Following a very disrupted year, Miss Sinden was very impressed by the way they worked and the standard of dishes produced.

Grateful thanks to all Parents/ Carers for supplying the ingredients and supporting these students.

Well done Y10. Miss Sinden.

Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, both Y10 groups of GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students took on the challenge of cooking two high skilled dishes in three hours, for their Mock NEA2 (Non-Examined Assessment) practical.


In preparation for this practical assessment, students researched suitable dishes and prepared a time plan, which they were then encouraged to follow for the cooking session. Following such a disrupted year, Y10 did a great job and produced some lovely dishes, which were then displayed to restaurant standard.


Well done Y10 and many thanks to all Parents/ Carers for providing ingredients and supporting these students.


Mrs James, Head of Food

Year 10 in to Year 11

Yesterday students from Year 10 took part in a carousel of workshops to help them prepare for Year 11.

The event included sessions on: – Time Management – Careers and Post 16 Options – Looking After Yourself – Team Building – Advice and Top Tips from our current Year 11s.

It was great to see everyone so involved.Well done Year 10