Year 8 and 9 students studying Food Technology at Golden Grove High School experience a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, cooking and sewing. Students investigate ways in which products, services and environment evolve locally, regionally and globally and how competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations are prioritised in the development of technologies and designed solutions for preferred futures.
Students also analyse how food and fibre are produced and make judgements on ethical and sustainable production and marketing. Students investigate and analyse how the principles of food safety, preservation, preparation, presentation and sensory perceptions influence the creations of food and the solutions for healthy eating.
From Year 10 onwards Food Technology is split into different sections to prepare students for the SACE and Senior School.
Year 10-12 Child Studies
Students participate in group activities, practical activates related to the study of children and their development and investigate contemporary issues related to the safety, health and well-being of children. Students work individually and collaboratively to justify and make decisions related to child development. Students also explore technology and its impact on child development.
Year 10-12 Food and Hospitality
Students participate in practical and group activities and undergo investigations into contemporary issues related to the food and hospitality industry. Students apply problem solving skills to practical activities and reflect on the processes and outcomes, students make judgements and justify decisions related to food and hospitality.