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11/12/17

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11/12/17

HCACP Advent rolls on despite the snow. Today 10AA send their seasonal greetings. https://t.co/C5iUNlzCVj

11/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/xPcqQUye1U

11/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

09/12/17

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Calling out to all Schools, both Primary and Secondary that want to join the STEM Girls Club campaign to empower our girls to pick STEM in the future. Visit https://t.co/OlJIG7tGyB today and sign up for January 2018. Do something different today! https://t.co/9NpTA0ZfUj

08/12/17

HCACP Advent continues. Today three superstars from 10SS https://t.co/KsdW8HyWx0

08/12/17

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First glimpse of the STEMRoadshow footage from last month for more info visit https://t.co/HRfqyGmd3D https://t.co/tp6lHekkeg

07/12/17

Amazing performance of Macbeth at yesterday at HCACP by . Shakespeare has never been so much fun. https://t.co/BpaDr128Oh

07/12/17

HCACP advent continues. Today. The year 10 girls wish you all a happy Christmas. https://t.co/u7AquuimFW

05/12/17

Thank you to all parents who attended our assessment coffee morning with Ms Lovegrove yesterday.

05/12/17

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Another very busy week of school sport for students. 18 fixtures in 4 days with close to 200 students representing the Academy. Good luck to all. https://t.co/LUupvf3OlY

05/12/17

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Massive thank you for giving up your time. My Business Studies students really enjoyed your inspiring talk. https://t.co/ANTexsCEyX

05/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/Me1yW4Mo6Z

04/12/17

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Fantastic work by the U13 boys handball team today in winning the championships against some very tough opposition. Now on to the 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/HZa6SOXnui

04/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

01/12/17

Some more of our amazing award winning students from last nights HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/1cBc8h2nIo

01/12/17

HCACP Sports Team Of The Year, Yr11 Girls rugby meet rugby star Conor Gilsenan at last nights annual HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/p8jItUggLO

01/12/17

with Girls’ Rugby Team of the year! https://t.co/smU23NT3Q5

01/12/17

Thanks to for attending Rewards Evening

01/12/17

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Big thanks to my ex teammate Jay Simpson of who popped in during our Resilience workshop at to talk about the challenges he faced growing up. Inspiring & a great role model for the younger generation https://t.co/P5zyjx7tJY

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Design and Technology

Year 7 Overview for Design and Technology


Annual Overview:

During year 7 students are taught as part of a ‘carousel’ system, where classes of students rotate around the D&T staff and classrooms every 6 weeks.  In Design and Technology students are given the opportunity experiment, gain confidence and new skills.

Each project allows access to a range of different practical learning opportunities with a focus on Health and Safety, outcomes and processes. The department is extremely well resourced with three dedicated workshops, two food kitchens, a textiles room and a fully equipped CAD suite. The department works to deliver activities that offer technological challenge with modern equipment alongside some more traditional skills.

Projects include:

In Year 7 students complete the following units:

  • Woodwork Project (in D&T Workshops) – Small Wooden Pencil box
  • Food Technology (in D&T Kitchens) – Healthy Eating and Safety in the Kitchen
  • Textiles – Introduction to Textiles and Sewing machine ‘Driving Licence’.
  • CAD –Use of Computer Software (Computer Aided Design)to manufacture and outcome on the Laser Cutter (Computer Aided manufacture)
  • Design Unit – Presentation and drawing skills leading to the assembly of a cardboard ‘Cubeecraft friend’

Assessments:


At the start of the year the students are assessed on their sketch communication, problem solving and prior Design and Technology understanding. However students are not set.

Throughout the year students are assessed on their practical outcomes, completion class worksheets, participation and listening skills in class, ability to be proactive and independent application and problem solving.
Along the 5 units year 7 students are completing a set of homework to introduce them to the skills required in the design process. This included Sketching, Annotation, Product Analysis, Specification and Evaluation. Each section completes in one unit and forms part of the knowledge grade.
At the end of each unit the student sit, as part of their homework, a multiple choice test on ShowMyHomework to inform the teacher about their understanding of key terminology just covered.
The End of year test checks on the retention of information over the year.

Homework:


Homework can be found on ShowMyHomework. Students have one week to complete the homework. Work will be marked and students are expected to act on feedback given as part of their homework, as well implementing their new understanding on a similar, but more complex task.
Students must complete the knowledge questions on ShowMyHomework linked to the unit they just covered.

Events and Trips:


KS3 extra-curricular club for year 7 and 8 to encompass all specialisms, will be offered at certain part of the year

Other resources:


Websites:
BBC Bitesize
Books, Articles and other Resources:
David MaCauley “How Things Work”
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Science Museum, Design Museum, V&A
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.

Year 8 Overview for Design and Technology

Annual Overview:

During year 8 students are taught as part of a ‘carousel’ system, where classes of students rotate around the D&T staff and classrooms every 6 weeks.
In Design and Technology students are given the opportunity build on their knowledge from year 7 to apply their skills to demonstrate their creativity and problem solving skills.
Each project encompasses a design problem which encourages the students to look at the world around them and apply their findings to a related challenge. The department is extremely well resourced with three dedicated workshops, two food kitchens, a textiles room and a fully equipped CAD suite. The department works to deliver activities that offer technological challenge with modern equipment alongside some more traditional skills.

In Year 8 students complete the following units:

  • Materials Unit (in D&T Workshops) – Personalised Stationery Holder
  • Food Technology (in D&T Kitchens) – Science Investigation into Food Technology
  • Textiles – ‘La Maze’ soft toy manufacture
  • Design Unit – Product Packaging Design
  • Systems and Control – Electronic Flashing Dice Manufacture and Programming

Assessments:


At the start of the year the students are assessed on their sketch communication, problem solving and prior Design and Technology understanding. However students are not set.

Throughout the year students are assessed on their practical outcomes, completion class worksheets, participation and listening skills in class, ability to be proactive and independent application and problem solving.
Along the 5 units year 8 students are completing a set of homework to introduce them to the skills required in the Design and Technology Controlled Assessment. Student’s research and present information linked to each unit practising not just their ability to find and investigate but focus on value, justification and evidence of the information found.
Each section completes in one unit and forms part of the knowledge grade.
At the end of each unit the student sit, as part of their homework, a multiple choice test on ShowMyHomework to inform the teacher about their understanding of key terminology just covered.
The End of year test checks on the retention of information over the year.

Homework:


Homework can be found on ShowMyHomework. Students have one week to complete the homework. Work will be marked and students are expected to act on feedback given as part of their homework, as well implementing their new understanding on a similar, but more complex task.
Students must complete the knowledge questions on ShowMyHomework linked to the unit they just covered.

Events and Trips:


KS3 extra-curricular club for year 7 and 8 to encompass all specialisms, will be offered at certain part of the year

Other resources:


Websites:

  • BBC Bitesize
  • Books, Articles and other Resources:
  • David MaCauley “How Things Work”
  • Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
  • Science Museum, Design Museum, V&A
  • Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.

Year 9 Overview for Design and Technology

Students in year 9 will follow the Design and Technology Specification. All Design and Technology Students will need to understand a CORE of knowledge whichever specialism they are following.
 

Overview Autumn Term:
 

  • The role of the Designer
  • Investigate and analyse the work of past and present professionals and companies in order to inform design
  • Material Properties ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper and boards, thermoforming and thermos setting polymers, natural and manufactured timbers, natural, synthetic, blended and mixed fibres, woven, non-woven and knitted textiles
  • Material Overview
  • Developments in modern and smart Materials
  • Design, Make, Evaluate:
  • Sketch communication
  • Specialism focused design and make task linked to past and present design professionals

Overview Spring Term:
 

  • The impact of new and emerging technologies
  • How the critical evaluation of new and emerging technologies informs design decisions, considering contemporary and potential future scenarios from different perspectives, such as ethics and environment.
  • Investigate environmental, social and economic challenges when identifying opportunities and constrains that influence the process of designing and making.
  • How electronic systems provide functionality to products and processes, including sensors and control devices to respond to a variety of inputs, and devices to produce a range of outputs.
  • The use of programmable components embedded functionality into products in order to enhance and customise their operation.

Design, Make, Evaluate:
Blue sky design embedding systems and control into products promoting sustainability and ethical thinking.
Focus Practical tasks to enhance manufacturing skills and confidence.

Overview Summer Term:

  • How energy is generated and stored in order to choose and use appropriate sources to make products and power systems.
  • The functional of mechanical devices used to produce different sorts of movement, including the changing of magnitude and direction of forces.
  • Design, Make, Evaluate:
  • Specialism focused task – automaton with application of a variety of materials
  • Focus Practical tasks to enhance manufacturing skills and confidence.

Assessments:


Year 9 will have three data drops to inform the students’ progress.
Students receive a mark for their current attainment, Calculated from an end of unit tests – A01 50%
And assessment of the Design, make and Evaluate tasks, assessed against a given rubric, by all Design and Technology groups alike. AO2 50%

Homework:


Homework will be set on a weekly basis on ShowMyHomework. Homework can enforce theory covered and ensure a more secure grasp of the knowledge learned, as well as independent research and investigation pieces, to prepare the students for the controlled assessment part of their D&T GCSE.
 

Other resources:


Websites:
http://www.technologystudent.com

Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Science Museum, Design Museum, V&A

Year 9 Overview for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Overview Autumn Term:

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health to cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet.
  • Become competent in a range of cooking techniques, for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes.

Overview Spring Term:

  • Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.
  • How to modify recipes and cook a range of dishes that promote current healthy eating messages.
  • How to use good food hygiene and safety practices when getting ready to store, prepare and cook food for safe consumption.
  • How to use a broader range of preparation techniques and practical skills when cooking.
  • How to adapt and use their own recipes to meet a range of dietary needs and life stages

Overview Summer Term:

  • How to use awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients.
  • The principle of food safety, preventing cross-contamination, chilling, cooking food thoroughly and reheating food until it is piping hot.
  • How to cook a range of high quality dishes with a good level of finish and presentation, containing a variety of different colours, flavours and textures.

Assessments:

End of unit tests

Homework:

Research for theory


Events and Trips:

Catering managers Gala dinner
 

Other resources:


Books, Articles and other Resources:
AQA Food Science and Nutrition
 

Year 10 & 11 Overview for Design and Technology Edexcel GCSE Graphic Products, Resistant Materials or Textiles Technology

Course Title: Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Qualification: GCSE
Course Codes: 2FT01, 2GR01, 2RM01, 2TT01

At GCSE level students are examined on two units. The first unit accounts for 60% of the final grade and is based around a practical activity and a comprehensive design portfolio.

Students identify a client / user and work towards solving a problem presented to them via a practical outcome.

All subject areas with Design & Technology make comprehensive use of ICT throughout the portfolio and in some areas specialist CAD software is used.

The second unit provides the remaining 40% of the total GCSE grade and this is assessed by way of an hour and a half written examination sat at the end of the year.

Theory is grasped in lessons are taught throughout Years 9, 10 and 11 in order to prepare students for the exam and both exam and coursework support sessions are provided regularly outside of lesson time.

Graphics Products:
Theory is taught alongside focus practical Tasks and in accordance to the specification.
Most topics have been covered in year 9 and are revisited in year 10 and 11 to deepen the students understanding whilst applying their knowledge to Focus Practical tasks and the completion of the controlled assessment.

Year 10 Overview Autumn Term: Graphic Products


Focus Practical Task: Design and Make a key fob and packaging, integrating CAD/CAM into the manufacture to promote London to students considering to study in London.

Overview Spring Term: Graphic Products
Controlled Assessment: Start of the Controlled Assessment.
Design Brief: To design and make a perfume bottle or cologne under the brand “Mandate”. To include a Corporate Identity and packaging
Brief Analysis
Research

Overview Summer Term: Graphic Products
Controlled Assessment:
Specification
Review
Thumbnail
Idea finding
Design Ideas

Year 11 Overview Autumn Term: Graphic Products

Theory:

  • Controlled Assessment:
  • Completion of Design ideas,
  • Review
  • Development
  • Plan for Manufacture
  • Manufacture


Overview Spring Term: Graphic Products

  • Controlled Assessment:
  • Manufacture
  • Testing and Review
  • Evaluation
  • Overview Summer Term: Graphic Products

Theory:

  • Theory revision gaining focusing on familiarising with previous exam questions and mark schemes
  • Controlled Assessment:

Resistant Materials:


Theory is taught alongside focus practical Tasks and in accordance to the specification.
Most topics have been covered in year 9 and are revisited in year 10 and 11 to deepen the students understanding whilst applying their knowledge to Focus Practical tasks and the completion of the controlled assessment.

Year 10
Overview Autumn Term: Resistant Materials
Focus Practical Task: “Timber Project”

Overview Spring Term: Resistant Materials

  • Design Brief “Biomimicry”
  • Brief Analysis
  • Research


Overview Summer Term: Resistant Materials

  • Controlled Assessment:
  • Specification
  • Review
  • Thumbnail
  • Idea finding
  • Design Ideas

Year 11
Overview Autumn Term: Resistant Materials

  • Controlled Assessment:
  • Completion of Design ideas,
  • Review
  • Development
  • Plan for Manufacture
  • Manufacture

Overview Spring Term: Resistant Materials

  • Controlled Assessment:
  • Manufacture
  • Testing and Review
  • Evaluation
  • Overview Summer Term: Resistant Materials
  • Controlled Assessment:
  • A sample of the completed coursework is send to the external examiner for moderation

Textiles Technology:
Theory is taught alongside focus practical Tasks and in accordance to the specification.
Most topics have been covered in year 9 and are revisited in year 10 and 11 to deepen the students understanding whilst applying their knowledge to Focus Practical tasks and the completion of the controlled assessment.

A sample of the completed coursework is send to the external examiner for moderation.

Assessments:


Unit 1: Creative Design and Make activity (internally assessed coursework 60% of GCSE)
Candidate Mark Booklet:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Design%20and%20Technology%20-%20Electronic%20Products/2009/Forms%20and%20administration/GCSE_DT_2009_CMRB.pdf

Unit 2: Knowledge and Understanding (1hr 30min Exam 40% GCSE)
RM Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-2009.html
Graphics Product Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-graphic-products-2009.html
Textiles Technology Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-textiles-technology-2009.html

Homework:

Homework will be set on ShowMyHomework. Homework is set weekly to go alongside the teaching of the theory as well as producing work which will feed into and aid the completion of the controlled assessment.
Events and Trips:
Clothes Show – Birmingham
Fashion Show


Other resources:


Websites:
www.technologystudent.com
http://www.designandtech.com
http://wiki.dtonline.org/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.bpf.co.uk

Books, Articles and other Resources:
RM: ISBN: 9781846907555
Graphic Products: ISBN: 978-1-84690-754-8
Textiles Technology: ISBN-10: 1906415528 or ISBN-13: 978-1906415525

Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Design Museum, V&A, Science Museum
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.

Year 10 Overview for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Overview Autumn Term:

  • General practical skills including: weighing, measuring, preparing ingredients and equipment, correct cooking times, testing for readiness and sensory testing.
  • Knife skills including: fruit, vegetables, meat fish or alternatives.
  • Preparing fruit and vegetables.
  • Using the cooker including: the hob, grill and oven.

Overview Spring Term:

  • Use of equipment including: blenders, food processors, mixers, pasta machines and microwave ovens.
  • Cooking methods including: steaming, boiling, simmering, blanching, poaching and frying.
  • Techniques to prepare cook and combine different ingredients.
  • Sauce making including: starch based, reduction and emulsions.

Overview Summer Term:

  • Tenderising and marinating different ingredients.
  • Making dough including: bread, pastry and pasta.
  • Use of raising agents including: eggs, chemical, steam and biological.
  • Setting of mixtures through use of heat and egg protein.

Assessments:


End of unit test
Mini NEA

Homework:


Research for theory.
Events and Trips:
Other resources :
Websites:
Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Recipes
BBC Good Food Recipes
Food Fact of Life
Books, Articles and other Resources:
AQA Food Science and nutrition


Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Cadbury World


Year 11 Overview for Edexcel Food Technology

Overview Autumn Term:
Unit Focus: GCSE Portfolio - To Design and Make
Students select and use a range of appropriate tools, equipment and processes with a high degree of skill and accuracy to make a product.

Make product(s)
Students apply their skills, knowledge and understanding to make a high quality product that fully meets the features of the design proposal. Students show a high regard for safe working practices and recognise the needs of themselves and others when making a product.

Design
Students produce a final design proposal in colour with detailed annotation.

Theory – Students will develop knowledge and understanding Classification and selection of materials and components Preparing, processing and finishing materials
Manufacturing commercial products

Overview Spring Term:
Unit Focus: GCSE Portfolio – To Design and Make
Students produce a working schedule for the manufacture of the products, considering the time available, critical dimensions and tolerances when planning the products quality. They match materials and components with tools, equipment and making processes, taking account of working characteristics and ease of manufacture.

Select and use
Students select and use a range of appropriate tools, equipment and processes with a high degree of skill and accuracy to make a range of products.

Application
Students provide clear evidence of having used appropriate methods of manufacture in their own making.

Theory – Students will develop knowledge and understanding Classification and selection of materials and components Preparing, processing and finishing materials
Manufacturing commercial products

Overview Summer Term:

  • Unit Focus: Revision for the Written exam
  • Completing Past papers
  • Practicing exam techniques
  • Making revision notes

Assessments:


In line with the Edexcel assessment criteria for GCSE.
End of unit theory tests
Homework:
Research for theory
Events and Trips:
Other resources :
Websites:
Food a fact of life
GCSE Bitesize
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Edexcel Food Technology
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.

KS5 Overview for Design and Technology

Course Title: Product Design Resistant Materials
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Qualification: A-Level
Course Codes: 8RM01 / 9RM01

Resistant Materials students tend to focus on manufacturing fully functional products.

Resistant Materials can provide pathways into careers such as Engineering, Product design, Automotive / Aeronautical design and development and other material or process driven professions.

The Course has four units spread over the two years. Unit 1 involves students putting together a ‘Portfolio of Creative Skills’. This portfolio will evidence work carried out during Year 12 and will include a practical activity, a product investigation and a ‘Blue sky’ creative design project.

Unit two is an externally assessed exam for which students are prepared for throughout the year. The unit title is ‘Design and Technology in Practice’ and focuses on skill, materials, processes and techniques.

Unit Three is an examination sat at the end of Year 13 and focuses on ‘Designing for the future’. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of modern design manufacturing processes and contemporary design issues. This is a longer exam and will require more structured answers.

Unit four is based around ‘Commercial design’. Students identify a client / user and work to produce a product that is fully functional and is ‘commercially viable’. The outcome will include a manufactured product with a comprehensive supporting portfolio.

Unit four allows students the opportunity to undertake larger, more challenging and more sophisticated outcome than they would have been able to previously.

Assessments:


Year 12
Unit 1: Portfolio of creative skills – Internally assessed – 60% of AS – 30% Total A-level
Unit 2:  Design and Technology in practice – 1hr 30min Exam – 40% of AS – 20% Total A-level
Year 13
Unit 3: Designing for the future – 2hr Exam – 40% of A2 – 20% Total A2
Unit 4: Commercial Design – Internally Assessed – 60% of A2 – 30% Total A-level

Homework:


Homework is set on a weekly basis. Students are expected to add no less than three hours at home to ensure deadlines are met. The Design and Technology department is offering support after school as well as in the holidays to help meet deadlines and offer support in catching up on GCSE theory.
 

Other resources:


Websites:
www.technologystudent, Practical Action, Story of stuff, Pinterest,

Books, Articles and other Resources:
Pearson Edexcel A Level Design and Technology – Product Design ISBN:978-0-435757-78-6
ADT ISBN: 0-582-32831-4
Materials: ISBN: 978-1-78067-344-8
Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design (Paperback)   by Chris Lefteri (Author)

Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Students are encouraged to make use of:

  • Events promoted in London:
  • End of year Design shows of London University’s,
  • London Design Festival,
  • New Designers,
  • Southbank Centre
  • London museums:
  • V&A
  • Science Museum
  • Design Museum
  • Institute of Materials
  • Places that enhance their understanding lend themselves for primary research in year 13
  • IKEA
  • Toyshops
     

Year 12 Overview for Food Science And Nutrition


Level 3 Diploma
Overview Autumn Term:

  • Introduction to course deadlines assessment and introduction to induction.
  • Meeting nutritional needs of specific groups:
  • LO2* Understand properties of nutrients
  • LO3* Understand the relationship between nutrients and the human body
  • LO4* Be able to plan nutritional requirements
  • Practical LO5 & LO6 activities/tasks will also take place to support Unit 1

Overview Spring Term:

  • Unit 1 – Controlled Assessment
  • Meeting nutritional needs of specific groups.
  • LO1* Understand the importance of food safety
  • LO2* Understand properties of nutrients
  • LO3* Understand the relationship between nutrients and the human body
  • LO4* Be able to plan nutritional requirements
  • LO5* Be able to plan the production of complex dishes

Overview Summer Term:

  • Unit 1 - External and Internal Assessment – External exam revision time
  • Unit 2 - Ensuring Food is safe to Eat – Theory
  • Understand the importance of food safety
  • Practical activities/tasks will also take place to support Internal assessment  LO3 - LO4
     

Assessments:

1.5hr Examination and a Controlled Assessment assignment in YR12
 

Homework:

Research for theory alongside mock coursework assessments
 

Events and Trips:

Invite external speakers in to present to students:

  • Environmental Health Departments
  • NHS professionals
  • Catering managers
  • Charities that provide food to service users
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Food production organisations
     

Other resources :
 

Websites:
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
http://homefoodsafety.org/app
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthyliving
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/publications/industrypublications/

Books, Articles and other Resources:
Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation
Practical Cookery
The Digestive System
An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism
Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy
 

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