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Food Technology at Dyson Perrins CofE Academy

Course description

In a nutshell Food Technology is using food science for the creation, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food products. In the old days there was a short chain for food. An apple for example, fell off a tree and someone ate it. The packaged food we eat nowadays can use ingredients from all over the world, be assembled at a factory at the other end of the country, and then be delivered frozen to your nearest store.

AS Units
Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application Candidates consider nutrition in the human context. The examination tests knowledge, understanding and design skills. Candidates gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of Food Technology 2 hour written paper / 80 marks - consists of three sections
* Section A: Materials and Components]
* Section B: Design and Market Influences
* Section C: Processes and Manufacture
Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making
Candidates consider design and making in a human context. Candidates are given the opportunity to develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making in coursework.Coursework approx 50 hours / 80 marks


A2 Units
Unit 3: Design and Manufacture Candidates will learn about food science, processes and manufacture.2 hour written paper / 84 marks - divided into three sections:
* Section A: Materials and Components
* Section B: Design and Manufacture
* Section C: Processes and Manufacture

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice This is a design and make unit where knowledge of the AS and A2 subject content is applied to the design and manufacture of candidate’s own project. Coursework approx 60 hours / 84 marks

Entry requirements

We recommend students have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, as excellent communication skills are required. Wewould also suggest that a good understanding of Science would be a great advantage as Food Science is studied at A2 Level. IT competence would be useful for completing the coursework element.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dyson Perrins CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 May 2014

Key information

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

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