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Food Science at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy

Course description

Duration: 2 Years

This course demands reasonable ability in Science as some of the work covers food science and nutrition. Students also need to demonstrate commitment to the practical work as the distinguishing feature of this course is its practical nature. Good ICT skills are needed for the coursework .  Good IT skills are required for coursework projects. 

Course content

Food is a major employer in the UK - a highly competitive and challenging industry offering a wealth of employment opportunities.  Students who choose Food Science will find there is something in the course to satisfy and stimulate every appetite!

You will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the sensory properties of food, food science and the functional properties of main food components

  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins and Minerals

You will also study the effect of processing on these nutrients in foods. The food industry and the analysis of food products with reference to socio-economic, environmental and technological factors play an important role in the course also you will investigate what really goes into our food and how it is manufactured. The course work project provides the opportunity to research and design a new food product

Entry requirements

Students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades  (or the new grades 4 - 9), including Grade C  (Grade 4+) in Food Technology.


How will I be assessed?

Portfolio building, written and practical examinations set out by the awarding body

Future opportunities

Further Education


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 to 78 weeks