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key stage 4

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

Well done to all those students studying food technology this term. The year 10 students have made a great start to their new course and the year 11 students have continued to work as hard as ever. Well done everyone and thanks for all the parental support. We’ve had some fantastic Christmas bakes this year.

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Year 10 GCSE students at the Good Food Show

On 1st December, last Friday, the Year 10 GCSE students spent the day at the Good Food Show in Birmingham. We all had a great day and immersed ourselves in the exciting and ever changing world of food. There were lots of famous faces about including Nadia Hussain, a previous winner of the Great British Bake Off, who did a demonstration for the students in the Big Kitchen super theatre.

Fish Monger at AGGS

Fish Monger at AGGS

This week Janice Hamilton, a fish monger from Waitrose in Altrincham, delivered a demonstration to the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students on preparing, filleting and skinning fresh fish. This is an important high level skill required for their GCSE. Janice brought in some Sea Bass and Sea Bream and after showing them the different skills she gave the students the chance to have a go themselves. We really appreciate this opportunity to learn from an expert and the students thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thank you Janice.

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Year 10 Amazing Spaces project

Mrs Lovelady’s Year 10 D&T group have just completed the first project of the year. The design task was based around the concept of ‘Micro apartments’, often found in expensive cities such as London. The students researched the social issues surrounding the increase of property prices in London and how many people were now living in so called ‘Micro Apartments’.

After a series of investigation and designing, the students created a scale model including interior of their solution to the problem. The models have explored space saving storage, pull out furniture and décor that gives the illusion of space.

An excellent start to the course, well done Year 10!

Year 11’s Amazing Victoria Sponge

Y11 Victoria spongeThe Year 11 students have been looking at raising agents this half term. They have made some amazing Victoria Sponge cakes!

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Year 11 Mock Practicals

Y11 Mock Practicals

Thank you to all the year 11 food and nutrition students who have worked so hard during their mock practical assessments this week. Thanks also for all the support, that I know comes from home. The dishes they made all tasted and looked delicious. Some of them are photographed below.

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Pavlova

PavlovaProgress has been made in key stage 4 from smaller meringues to Eloise’s beautiful pavlova!

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GCSE Food Tech Meringues

Year 10 GCSE students have been completing some investigation work on meringues and have created some excellent results. Pavlova is next on the menu! Photos coming soon…

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Designer of the month

Well done to all of the designers who have won ‘Designer of the Month’ this year! It is a massive achievement as your work has been selected from all the classes from year 7 to year 11 in the D&T area that you have been working in.

Here are the winners from the past two months who will receiving their prizes and certificates in their last assemblies of the term.

May winners:

Mariya 10-6 (Food)

Charlotte 9-2 (Product Design)

Daisy 7-3 (Textiles)

June winners:

Phoebe 9-5 (Food)

Nadia 10-7 (Product Design)

Aaliyah 8-7 (Textiles)

Well done!

 

Winner of the D&T folder design!

We have had some fantastic entries this year from lots of different AGGS students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10! It has been a very difficult decision but Gunita in 7-5 is the winner!

Her design has been converted into a digital design so that it can be screen printed onto the folders. We cannot wait to see it on the folders soon!

Well done Gunita!