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“simple cooking is a fundamental skill that every person should master – it is at the heart of tackling obesity and will enable future generations to understand food, diet and nutrition, and put together healthy meals for their entire lives."? 

Students will need to provide their own ingredients for Food and Nutrition lessons and the scheme of learning  has been designed to minimise the cost of this. There will be recipe options for students and families who have particular dietary requirements. An apron is also required for practical work.  


Offering Food and Nutrition lessons throughout years 7 and 8 ensures that all our students receive a solid foundation in nutrition,  hygiene and food preparation skills to enable them to make healthy, informed  food choices.  

Schemes of learning have been carefully designed to enable students to develop in to healthy, food conscious young adults who are able to make good decisions about the food and drinks they consume. 



The level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering offered from year 9 as an applied choice of subject  supports students who  want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study in the Food or Hospitality and Catering industries.  

It provides a foundation for further study, giving students  a core depth of knowledge and a range of specialist and general skills that will support their progression to further learning and employment.  

In year 9, students are able to focus on the use of food commodities and nutrition, whilst developing their practical and presentation skills. As they progress into year 10, learning focuses on the hospitality and catering industry, including hygiene, food providers, sustainability and job roles, whilst continuing to develop practically.  An external exam in year 10 will test their understanding of the industry. In year 11, students will focus on a brief to design two courses suitable to the requirements laid out in the brief. This will culminate in a three hour practical exam, where students will prepare, cook and present their dishes, utilising the  skills they have developed over the course.  

WJEC Award in Hospitality and Catering 


Health & Social Care is a vocational subject, where learners develop knowledge and understanding of a work-related context. It is an effective course which allows students to engage and take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills that are essential for the modern day workplace. Health and Social Care can open doors to progress to further study and responsibility within the workplace. 

The BTEC Tech Award is a level 2 qualification, graded at level 1/2 pass, merit & distinction and is equivalent to 1 GCSE. It has 3 core components. Components 1 and 2 are internally assessed through pieces of controlled assessment (coursework) , whilst component 3 is externally assessed by a 2 hour examination. For component 1,  Human Lifespan Development, students learn about how individuals develop and the different factors which affect development throughout life, selecting a specific life event and the impact ot has on individual development. They then progress on to component 2 to learn about services and values in health & social care, showing their understanding of health and social care services required by individuals. Component 3 enables students to create a plan for the health and wellbeing of an individual. Controlled assessment work may be generated through a range of diverse activities, including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and presentations.  

BTEC Tech Awards   

The BTEC National programme at level 3 comprises of different sized qualifications depending on the number of units studied over either a one or two year period. The qualifications are: 

Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level) 

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) 

The qualification as a whole is designed to provide a highly specialist, work related qualification across a range of health and social care sectors. They provide the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed for further study or employment. 

BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care

For all of the qualification types, students are expected to study mandatory units in human development, working in health and social care, research methods and health and safety. All  additional optional units are specific to the size of qualification. Specialist and core units include topics such as  psychology, sociology, anatomy, caring for individuals with specific needs and public health.  Work is assessed through a range of internally assessed coursework and externally set exams. 

Programme Leader - Julie Rose

Teachers of Food and Nutrition - Mrs Lynne Bentley and Mr Tony Nicholson

Technician - Lorraine Fearnley



We feel passionately in our offer of a PE curriculum that inspires all students to achieve their ‘personal best’ through experiencing high quality physical education, school sport, and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation and a greater understanding of health and well-being. A curriculum that develops competence, confidence and character, gives students opportunities to enjoy and excel in exercise and sport while providing memorable learning experiences in and beyond the curriculum. 

For 2021-22, the Crawshaw Academy PE department have launched a new and improved Physical Education offer for students across Key stage 3 and 4. This is built on research from around the globe focusing on good practice in the subject and what makes a quality PE curriculum.

Quality Mark in Practice - CRAWSHAW ACADEMY - Positive Leadership

KS3 Physical Education (core) 

Students in years 7, 8 and 9 at Crawshaw receive their full entitlement of 2 hours of Physical Education teaching per week.

Our focus in year 7 is to develop ‘Confident Movers’. The programme of activities is very simple and allows students to explore fundamental movement skills in context through a range of different activities and sports.

In year 8 our focus is to develop ‘Versatile Performers’ establishing skills and techniques for success in sport, physical activity and in life.

In year 9 our focus is ‘Healthy Leaders’ developing competences to motivate and instruct others to move. Students are also given opportunities to develop life skills through undertaking leadership and first aid training.

KS4 Physical Education (core)

Students in year 10 receive 3 hours of Physical Education per fortnight (equivalent 1 ½ hours per week), while year 11 students receive 2 hours of Physical Education teaching per week.

Our aim in Year 10 is for students to be ‘Independently Active’ embedding active healthy living routines into their lives. In Year 11 ‘Active Role Models’ mastering concepts to flourish in life.

As students’ progress through school a wider number of activities are introduced year on year, until in year 11 when students have a free choice of activity.  This not only ensures that students have a good understanding of an activity before they move on to the next one but also keeps students interested and motivated as new activities are introduced each year.

PE Assessment

In core PE students are assessed in three domains. There are 6 milestones in each which encompass a wide range of skills and competencies and embrace our Crawshaw standards. Students, parents and teachers can track their progress and achievements every step of their journey.