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Food Technology at King Edward VII

Course description


Course content

The emphasis in this course is on designing and making food products. It will build on the knowledge and understanding of food products developed at Key Stage 3 and will give you the opportunity to learn further basic skills in food production.

The syllabus provides opportunities for investigation into existing products. With this knowledge you will be able to develop and produce marketable food products.

During the two year course you will acquire knowledge and experience through focused practical tasks and assignments. You will learn skills and processes related to industrial practices and processes.

In Y10 your experience will include the following:

  • Learning about food products and some of the scientific principles that apply during preparation and cooking.
  • Evaluation of existing products through sensory appraisal.
  • Planning and carrying out practical work in the Food Technology area and considering the changes that would need to be made for mass production.
  • Gathering information through surveys and questionnaires and collating and analysing the data collected.
  • Identifying gaps in the market and developing your own ideas for new products.
  • Production of your own ideas, suggesting suitable packaging and labeling.
The majority of Y11 is taken up with work on your major project and preparation for the final examination.


Entry requirements

None

Assessment

AssessmentThe new syllabus for this year has only one tier of entry.

CourseworkOne piece started in Y10, finished by March of Y11 worth 60% of your final mark.

ExaminationsOne examination at the end of Y11 worth 40% of your final mark. It last 2 hours.

Financial information

None

Future opportunities

The skills that you acquire from this course would be of benefit to a career in catering, marketing, food manufacture or many other jobs in the food industry.

Further information

This course is able to be combined with other courses within a single application

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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