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18/08/22

Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form students collecting results today! You've been an amazing year group 🏆🧾 https://t.co/s8dchIGE45

18/07/22

https://t.co/ckS3E8bLsc Our summer newsletter is out! https://t.co/5WGK6bacra

18/07/22

We will close the Academy at 13:00 on Monday and Tuesday. This is to avoid staff and students travelling home during the hottest part of the day (forecast to be between 14:00-17:00). Please check our website for updates.

15/07/22

An extreme weather warning has been issued for next week. Please read our announcement for precautions and guidance: https://t.co/fuiBN0g564 https://t.co/1LzX8m3zwZ

13/07/22

Wearing blazers to school is optional for the rest of this term. No other aspect of the uniform policy has changed.

13/07/22

Due to the hot weather, we are relaxing our policy on wearing blazers to school. Please see the announcement on our website for details.

08/07/22

Academy Sports Day is well underway. On top of our usual athletics events, we have football, basketball, table tennis and benchball going on! https://t.co/rEqjRuvXDF

08/07/22

Unparalleled athleticism on display at Sports Day. He's unstoppable! (as an official) https://t.co/42iFq8Cbn6

07/07/22

On Tuesday evening we said farewell to our wonderful Year 11s with a beautiful prom at Farleigh Golf Course. It was a fantastic night and the students looked amazing. 📸https://t.co/P4AhKTqwBs https://t.co/8AgsXhGiAA

01/07/22

This looks great 👍

28/06/22

We achieved an impressive 56 medals and 1 gold trophy at Federation Sports Day. Our boys finished 3rd overall and our girls finished 2nd! A fantasic achievement. Great to see students supporting one another. Y10B=5th Y10G=5th Y9B-TBC Y9G=2nd Y8B=3rd Y8G=2nd Y7B=4th Y7G=1st https://t.co/CtLQubq44F

17/06/22

There are planned rail, tram & underground strikes on Tue 21st, Thur 23rd and Sat 25th June. Croydon Tramlink drivers will walk out on 28-29th June & 13-14th July. Disruption expected to last several days. Please keep this in mind for your commutes! 🚜🚁 Details from TfL to come

13/06/22

Our end of year exhibition for art, textiles and photography is taking place this evening until 18:00. Parents and carers are welcome. https://t.co/wrCi69sOWc

26/05/22

Today was World Day at HAPU! We celebrated with cultural activities including language lessons, world cuisine tasting and even dance classes! Many attended school in cultural dress. Thank you to the students who helped organise the day and to staff who ran sessions! https://t.co/1vUhHJM3SH

23/05/22

On Saturday Ethan competed for in the 4x100m relay at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. He ran the 4th leg and received the baton in second place and did what Ethan does best - WIN! He finished nearly a second ahead and helped set a season best of 43:03 🥇 https://t.co/qhmQPmIEQm

17/05/22

On Monday evening, the Academy hosted the regional finals of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Talented students from across the borough spoke about topics important to them. Chidi delivered a talk entitled, 'A man thought he could be.' View it here: https://t.co/f0RLHOHO8y

17/05/22

On Monday three Y7s competed in this term's South Quadrant Cook Off at HASN! The students had 1 hour to produce a three-course meal with the theme 'The Queen's Jubilee'. Merton were *crowned* the winners, but as you can see the dishes looked (and tasted) amazing! https://t.co/QiYQl0rFi5

10/05/22

TfL have announced bus strikes in south London on May 11th, 16th and 17th. Buses in Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Brixton are among those affected. Please keep these strikes in mind when planning your journey to and from school! 🚌 https://t.co/tYXF8Gt0Ca

09/05/22

After a competitive game that went into extra time, our boys managed a 5:4 win against St Joseph’s on Friday. Their next game will be the final! Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/KiH8tRQVB6

06/05/22

Earlier in the week, our students met with author Simon James Green, who came to talk about the process of having his novel 'Noah Can't Even' published. His novel deals with 🏳️‍🌈LGBT+ themes and Simon was overwhelmed by the way our pupils support and promote equality and diversity https://t.co/11NzYrCOPz

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Food Prep & Nutrition

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."

François de la Rochefoucauld

Why we teach Food Preparation and Nutrition at Harris Academy Purley

Food is a vital part of our daily lives and is essential for life. As our students become adults and have busy lives, it is easy to choose food which has been ready prepared. However, it is more nutritious and often cheaper to cook simple, delicious food. Throughout a student’s time at Harris Academy Purley, they will develop their knowledge and understanding of nutrition, healthy eating, food preparation, hygiene, cooking techniques, and sensory characteristics. 

At KS3 we aim to; 

  • Give our students vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. 
  • Encourage the development of high skills and resilience in a safe environment, allowing students to demonstrate commitment and act on feedback.
  • Empower students to enable them to follow a recipe and substitute ingredients and cooking methods as appropriate, demonstrating an understanding of food choices e.g. veganism, allergies and healthy eating. 
  • Develop understanding that will allow students to become discriminating consumers of food products, enabling them to participate in society in an active and informed manner. 
  • Engage with students to encourage them to understand the environmental factors which affect the inequalities in food distribution on a global scale and give them an understanding of the need to minimise ‘food waste’ starting with their own practise. 
  • Allow students to explore a number of multicultural perspectives concerning food. Students will enhance their understanding, appreciation and acceptance of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds through the preparation of food from different countries. 
  • Encourage our students to develop an awareness and acceptance of diversity within our community. 

At KS4, Food Preparation and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

The layout of the content into six areas of content promotes flexibility of delivery and releasing two tasks for each of the assessments that constitute the non-examination assessment will ensure students are able to complete assessments suitable to their needs.

By studying food preparation and nutrition learners will: 

  • Be able to demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment 
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks 
  • Understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health 
  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, and diet and health choices 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food 
  • Understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international) to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.  
  • The textbook and revision guide we recommend to support students’ progress are:

What exam board do we follow?

Students follow the Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification.

Eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation

Our hope is that through Food lessons, students are provided with a context through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety that food adds to life.