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Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Health) AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

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.

Course content


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.



Entry requirements

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.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
 payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

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


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