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Food Technology AS/A Level at The Ripley Academy

Course description

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Develop a broad view of design and technology
  • Develop their capacity to design and make products
  • Appreciate the complex relations between design, materials,         manufacture and marketing.

There are two units for each of AS and four for A level, with an examination and a coursework unit at both levels. Candidates taking the A level qualification must take all four units.

Entry requirements

It would be beneficial for students to have a GCSE qualification in Food Technology A-C grade.


The course is assessed by coursework and written examinations of equal weight throughout the AS and A level qualification.

Future opportunities

A Level in Food Technology will prepare you for higher education and a rewarding career as a chef, 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 The Ripley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September