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AS & A Level Food Technology at Cleeve Park School

Course description

AS:

The areas of study are:

Designing and Innovation- Candidates will develop their ability to design food to solve problems and develop an understanding of a range of external influences and demands which affect the work of a food technologist.

Product Analysis- This section is about understanding the requirements a product must satisfy, critical assessment of existing products and developing new products in a context of past, present and future possibilities.

Making- Candidates will develop a wide appreciation of the range of food materials and packaging available for manufacturing and an ability to use an appropriate selection in coursework.

Industrial Practice- This section is about being able to understand the various methods of production and being able to apply appropriate commercial practices in practical projects.

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the food industry as a food designer or food technologist. If combined with a science A level it is suitable for candidates wishing to pursue nutrition or food science qualifications.

A2:

Study areas:

Human responsibility - Candidates will acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to support design activities through an increased awareness of the designer’s social, moral, ethical and legal responsibilities. It also allows candidates to explore the environmental and consumer factors which impact on designers.

Public Interaction - This section is about product design and its place in the market, for example how a design idea can be turned into a marketable food product. It seeks to examine the factors which influence product design and looks at the role of marketing and market research.

Processes: Students will learn about a broad range of manufacturing processes. Production systems and control- This section is about applying knowledge of production systems and control techniques to ensure the production of quality products.

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the food industry as a food designer or food technologist. If combined with a science A level it is suitable for candidates wishing to pursue nutrition or food science qualifications.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Food Technology, Catering or other food qualification
 

Assessment

Year 12 (AS) -

  • 1 exam and 1 design & make task


Year 13 (A2) -

  • 1 exam and 1 design & make task

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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