Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Health) AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
Food, Nutrition & Health is an exciting new
specification focusing on the inter-relationship
between the diet and health. Pupils who studied
Food & Nutrition at GCSE will be able to develop
their interest at a higher level through this course.
However no prior knowledge of Food & Nutrition is
required as the specifications build on, but do not
depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills
specified for GCSE Home Economics.
The two units studied at AS are both externally
assessed through 11/2 hour written examination
papers and are worth 50% each.
The Society and Health unit involves health, social
and environmental issues, family and society and
The Resource Management unit covers food safety
and hygiene, food provision and preparation,
financial awareness and retailing.
Two further units are studied at A2 and both carry
50% of the marks.
The Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Health)
Investigative Study is the coursework unit.
Candidates select their own content and develop
their own task. They are expected to incorporate a
substantial amount of practical work and produce a
3,000 word written document.
The Nutrition and Food Production unit is
externally assessed through a 11/2 hour written
examination paper and covers nutrients and energy,
properties of food, dietary needs and development
and production of food.
Food, Nutrition & Health can be matched with a
number of other A level subjects. It would be
expected that pupils wishing to take up A level Food,
Nutrition & Health would have achieved at least C
grades in four GCSE subjects.
See course content.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
payable before submitting your application.
This new specification is excellent preparation for pupils wishing to pursue careers in nutrition, food science, sports science, food technology and consumer protection.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.