Food Technology

Year 8
Subject Information

This is a semester-length course. Additionally, students can choose to do either one semester of Wood and Metal Construction or one semester of Food and Textiles Technology.

Subject Description

Throughout this course students will learn basic life skills that will enable them to cook independently in the kitchen to produce healthy and nutritious meals.  The course has a strong focus on the Design Cycle.
Topics covered in this course include:

  • Safety in the domestic kitchen

  • Kitchen equipment

  • Measuring in the kitchen

  • How to read a recipe

  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines

  • Plan, cook and present healthy meals

The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee.

Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


Learning Area Map