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Food Technology A Level at Coombe Boys' School

Course description

Food is a major employer in the UK - a highly competitive and challenging industry offering a wealth of employment opportunities. Students who choose Food Technology will find there is something in the course to satisfy and stimulate every appetite!

You will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the sensory properties of food, food science and the functional properties of the main food components:- proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. You will also study the effect of processing on these nutrients in foods. The food industry and the analysis of food products with reference to socio-economic, environmental and technological factors play an important role in the course.

We will investigate what really goes into our food and how it is manufactured. The coursework project provides the opportunity to research and design a new food product. In this part of the course you will need to apply skills and knowledge from other areas such as Science, Information Technology, Art and Mathematics.

Course content

 AS Materials, Components and Application, Learning Through Designing and Making 25% of A Level - 2 hr Written Paper 25% of A Level - 50 hrs Coursework Project

 A2 Design and Manufacture 25% of A Level - 2 hr Written Paper 25% of A Level - 60 hrs Coursework Project

Entry requirements

We require you to have at least a grade B in a creative subject. These might include: Art & Design, Photography, Textiles, Resistant Materials and Graphics.

Students need to demonstrate commitment to the folder and practical work as the distinguishing feature of this subject is its coursework and practical nature.

Good ICT skills are needed for the major coursework project. Students will be expected to have 7 A* - C grades at GCSE including English Language and Science.


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Future opportunities

Students can go on to study a range of courses such as Food Management, Teacher Training, Occupational and Environmental Health, Food Science and Technology, Consumer Science, Nursing, Product management and Hotel and Catering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September