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Food Technology A Level at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

A-Level Food Technology is a vibrant, fast paced and interesting subject to choose. It provides a wide range of A-Level Food Technology is a vibrant, fast paced and interesting subject to choose. It provides a wide range of

Course content

AS LEVEL

Section A – Materials and Components: The relationship between health and diet and how you really ‘are what you eat’.

Section B – Design and Market Influences: How do you create the perfect design for a food product? Which factors influence our food choices? How influenced are we by the media and advertising? How does Society play a role in our diet?

Section C – Process and Manufacture: How do you work safely and hygienically in the food environment? This Section also provides you with the opportunity to gain a food hygiene certificate which is essential for employment in the food industry.

A2 LEVEL

Section A – Materials and Components: We now begin to really study the food we eat by taking a look at what nutrients are present and how they have an effect on our senses.

Section B – Design and Market Influences: This module looks at the issues affecting new product design and the stages in development of existing and new food products.

Section C – Processes and Manufacture: This module looks at developing further understanding of the microbiological and quality control aspects of industrial food production.

Entry requirements

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Assessment

During Year 12 you will complete a piece of coursework about ‘Learning through Designing and Making’ (50% of AS and 25% of A2) and an exam about ‘Materials, Components and Application’ (50% of AS and 25% of A2).

During Year 13 you will complete a piece of coursework about ‘Design and Making Practice’ (25% of A2) and an exam about ‘Design and Manufacture’ (25% of A2).

Future opportunities

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

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

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