Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.

Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing and Art. Through the evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

At Roding Valley High School we offer:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Hospitality and Catering


At Roding Valley High School we offer:

KS3 Food and Nutrition

Cooking and Nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.  Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others, affordably and well, now and later in life.


Topics during KS3 as follows:

(One lesson per week for the whole year)



Year 7- Introduction to Food and Nutrition

Packed Lunch

Year 8- Healthy Eating

Year 9- Street Food/Food on the Go

Food and Nutrition can lead to KS4 options including:

  • Level 1/2 in Hospitality and Catering
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition


KS5 options including:

  • Level 3 Diploma Food Science and Nutrition

You can find out more about the delicious food and homework booklets on our dedicated website.