GCSE Year 10 Catering Exam 9-16 June 2014

The Year 10 Catering Practical exams took place from the 9-16th June and as always a busy couple of days and months led up to the exam.

The students involved had been planning and practicing for the months leading up to the exam where they were required to make and present 4 dishes that had a fruit or vegetable ingredient. Skills and preparation were to be judged in this exam, as well as being able to work to a time plan and of course produce well-presented and delicious dishes!

A variety of dishes were prepared, cooked and baked and after a week’s hard work staff were pleased with the outcomes achieved by many.

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Bridgwater College Textiles printing workshop

On Monday 16 June 21 Year 7 students took part in a Textiles printing workshop.

2 members of staff from the Art, Design and Media department led an hours workshop that allowed students to experiment with block printing. It was an exciting session that allowed students to experiment with new techniques and create original pieces for Textiles.

Thank you so much to Bridgwater College for delivering such an insightful workshop.

Mrs D Smith

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Food and Textiles – Years 7-9

Students will study Food for 2 terms and Textiles for 1 term each year.  In this area you will find lots of useful information:

  1. Good Practice expected by students.
  2. Programme planners for every project  –  these give an outline of each topic.  Precise order of lessons may change due to constraints of time, practical room availability and so on.
  3. Class recipes for each year group  –  check carefully and make sure you have all the right ingredients and remember a named container to carry their results home.  Items like salt, pepper, herbs, rolling flour etc are always available in school.
  4. Photos of finished work  –  look for ideas to help inspire you.

Good Practice in Food/Textiles


  1. Write neatly in blue or black pen.
  2. Answer questions fully.
  3. Check all spellings.
  4. Present work neatly.
  5. Hand in work on time.
  6. If absent catch up on any work missed and check if you need practical ingredients for next lesson.
  7. Respond to teacher comments regarding classwork or homework.
  8. When practical work is completed, start evaluation or written task – do not waste time.
  9. Make sure planners are always brought in to the lesson.



At the end of each module a National Curriculum level will be given, effort grades – indicate :

A*     =        Outstanding

A        =        Very good

B        =        doing what is required

C        =        Cause for concern

D       =        Making very little effort