Food and Catering imaginary student assessment worksheet/ cover lesson/ starter activity

Food and Catering imaginary student assessment worksheet/ cover lesson/ starter activity

Designed to get students reflecting on their own progress but also that of others around them this task asks them to assess five imaginary students. They need to work through the descriptions of each imaginary student assessing them, decide on their best and worst student and then try and give feedback to the imaginary students. The imaginary students of course all exhibit quaities and traits that are regularly seen in food lessons and the assessment criteria used are broken up into 5 sections so that students can clearly identify the strengths and weaknesses of the individuals.
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Food or catering 'good looking food' exercise

Food or catering 'good looking food' exercise

Designed to get students to identify what it is that makes food look good or bad. They have to collect their own images good and bad and then write a report on what key factors make food good or bad and try and apply it to their own work. Can be done digitally or cut and stick.
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Food 'drawing test'

Food 'drawing test'

Designed to get students sketching their ideas, this is a warm up exercise I use to get them using basic drawing skills.
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Food and Catering practical success criteria poster

Food and Catering practical success criteria poster

There are different success criteria in every food lesson but there are also some generic ones which come up time and time again. I have these printed out and laminated in my classroom so that students can check what they should be doing to succeed. There are also tips on what to do if they are stuck before they come running to the teacher for help.
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Food/ Catering/ Cookery club A5 recipe book

Food/ Catering/ Cookery club A5 recipe book

Selection of recipes I have used with a sixth form cookery club, 10 week course covering a variety of dishes with additional pages for students to write their own notes/ recipes/ developments
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Rules for student reflection & target setting

Rules for student reflection & target setting

When asking students to reflect on their own progress, set targets for the future, suggest strengths and areas for improvements I grew tired of the one word responses and in some cases nothing. This powerpoint (please adapt if you disagree with any of the rules or nonsense examples) is an attempt to get students taking their own progress seriously and being specific in their areas for celebration and improvement. Whether it be checking through their own work, setting targets at the beginning/ end of term or project or helping their friends this is a blunt attempt to get more than a 'i done good' out of them.
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Food and catering practical activity student feedback cards

Food and catering practical activity student feedback cards

I found it difficult to get round and give feedback to all students during practical lessons and it is one thing to speak to students but in a lot of cases there needs to be evidence that the conversation took place. I also find that I am saying the same thing a lot of the time. I have made a set of 80 cards detailing most of the things that I say to students during food practical lessons (there are some blank ones for your own comments). Print them out, laminate them and they can then be handed out, used for feedback after lessons or used in various games to get students to reflect on their progress.
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