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Food, Nutrition & Health - A-Level at The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What will I be studying?

This course can be studied at AS or A level. There is no need to have taken this subject at GCSE in order to take it at AS level as is a "stand-aloneā€Ÿ qualification.

This is an exciting subject which is a careful mix of practical investigations and learning about extremely relevant issues in this ever-changing and diverse society.

The AS is made up of two mandatory units which are assessed externally through an end of year examination. Practical work is carried out each week, when there is an opportunity to carry out creative and innovative ideas.

Topics covered in the course include;

  • Family and society, Environmental and social issues, Food preparation and Food safety
  • In addition, all candidates will be able to take the Level 2 Food Hygiene examination

Where can it take me?

Such an interesting and stimulating course is ideal for all students, as you learn about dietary needs, key issues for society, how to budget and prepare meals. Such skills are essential throughout your entire life and, at the same time, you have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification.

Entry requirements

At least 4 C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in at least 3 different subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years