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A Level Food Technology at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

This course delivers the concepts and processes of Design and Technology through Food. Students will be given the opportunity to design and make food products alongside developing practical skills and gaining knowledge of food, nutrients and the food manufacturing industry.

By the end of the course, students will have developed skills in the following: Communication; research; collaboration; presentation; organisation; time-management; independent thinking.

Students should also be able to: design and skilfully make a range of food products; confidently use equipment and tools to prepare and cook food; identify relevant sources of information and develop criteria for designs; design products taking into account the user or client needs and demands; take into account the cost of ingredients relative to their nutritional value.



Unit 1 - Two hour written exam paper (50%) on: Nutrition; Food Additives; Dietary Planning and Current Health Issues; Food Choice and Current Trends; Food Safety and Hygiene; Food Labelling.

Unit 2 - Coursework Portfolio (50%). Students will design and make high level food products to their own brief.

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Unit 3 - Two hour written exam paper (50%) on: The Structure of Foods and Working Characteristics; Food Science; Stages of new Product Development; Marketing; Health and Safety; The Influence of Design and Technology on Society; Preservation Methods; Legislation.

Unit 4 - Coursework Project (50%). Students will design and make high level food products to their own brief, within a commercial context.

Future opportunities

You may wish to use Food Technology to support other subjects such as science, sports science, catering, nursing or care work.

Your A Level in Food Technology will prepare you for higher education and a rewarding career as a food technologist, food designer or nutritionist. Other possible career paths include social work, teaching or medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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