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Food Technology A-Level at Kenton School

Course description

4 Units over 2 years. 2 Units studied for AS and A2 in each year.

Course content

At AS, candidates study nutrition, and design and making food products. Knowledge of food science and the wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products are developed. Candidates will develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making in the coursework, whilst the examination tests knowledge, understanding and design skills. They gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of Food Technology.

At A2, candidates build further upon the knowledge and practical skills gained at AS level. Candidates continue to develop design work, alongside an understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture in much more detail than at AS, where it is not a requirement of the coursework.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in English, Science and FoodTechnology. If you have not studied Food Technologyyou will need to demonstrate skill, knowledge andmotivation prior to enrolment in this subject area andwill be subject to a trial period.


Syllabus/Exam Board/Level

AQA A-Level Design and Technology: Food Technology


AS Level

Unit 1 (FOOD1) Materials, Components and Application (2 hour written paper).

Unit 2 (FOOD2) Learning through Designing and Making (coursework – practical skills).

A2 Level

Unit 3 (FOOD3) Design and Manufacture (2 hour written paper).

Unit 4 (FOOD4) Design and Making Practice (Coursework – practical skills).

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for anyone interested in a career in the Food Industry. It is also suitable for candidates wishing to move on to higher education or further training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kenton School directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015
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Key information

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