What is it and why should I do it?
Food Studies is one of those awesome subjects that has something for everybody. Do you like Science? Then you’ll love this subject. How about History? Or Maths? Almost every other subject is visited in Food Studies. Food is one of those wonderful things that is a part of everyday of our lives, no matter where you are in the world. Food has the unique ability to tell its own story, whether through colour, texture, or the picture it creates on a plate. Every culture around the world has a unique story to tell, and in Units One and Two, we dive deep into the make-up of our own food culture here in Australia. Best of all, this is a practical subject, so we won’t just be talking about food, we’ll be making it too!
Click here to watch to Ms Spurrell talk about Food Studies.
What will I do in class?
During single classes, we will be exploring the different concepts around food origins and manufacturing. For most double classes, we will be making (and eating) food relevant to the concepts we are exploring.
How much homework will I have?
Most of the homework for this subject will either be extra readings, or completing work unfinished from class. You will also be practising techniques learned in class at home, so get ready to make dinner at home!
How do I satisfactorily complete the unit?
To gain an S for any VCE subject you need to demonstrate that you have met the Outcomes. In Food Studies, there are 4 outcomes spread across Units 1&2. Assessments will be completed in varying formats, including written evaluations, practical cooking, oral presentations and mixed media work.