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New GCSE in Cooking and Nutrition Announced

A new GCSE in cooking and nutrition will be taught in schools from September 2016 alongside the reformed GCSE in design and technology. The new GCSE will require pupils to acquire a proper understanding of the scientific principles behind food and nutrition, and use a number of practical cooking techniques to prepare and cook food.

Food Technology

The Cookery Teacher siteThis new site is for everyone learning to cook;

  • Learn about the science behind recipes and cooking processes

  • Gain knowledge about the function of ingredients

  • Explore changes and adaptations to recipes each time you make the dish

  • Understand the reasons behind recipes instructions

  • Try out different ingredients and extend your skill

or look at some holiday experiences in the foodie life and learning section:



Design Heroes of Tomorrow

We will be showcasing the best work from Design and Technology classrooms throughout the country. We want to hear about your talented students and their work. Email your pictures, stories to us and we will feature them in September’s D&T Stream.


Independent Design and Technology Consultant

We are delighted to be working closely with Dave Parry who is an independent Design and Technology consultant.

Dave writes for various examination boards and publishers, co-authoring a number of school text books and CD resources. He carries out consultancy and training for the National College and a variety of other agencies, both here and abroad. He was Head of Technology for ten years at Presdales school in Ware, where he now teaches part-time.Dave Parry



Dave Parry
Independent Consultant for Design & Technology
(Primary and Secondary)




Leaders Award: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Do you have some future leaders for science and engineering? 'STEM leaders' offers awards to students to recognise their achievements.