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Food Technology A level AQA at Wimbledon College

Course description

Food technology is an exciting course that will allow you to gain a deep understanding of the relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing foods. This makes Food Technology a powerful foundation for higher education courses or as a qualification in its own right. An A Level in Food Technology will prepare students for higher education and a rewarding career as a food technologist or food designer. Other possible career paths include social work, nutritionist, teaching or medicine.

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D


The course is assessed through four units; two in AS and a further two to complete the A Level. AS consists of two Units: Unit 1 (worth 50% of AS or 25% of A Level) – 2 hour examination; Unit 2 (worth 50% of AS or 25% of A Level) – 50 hours of coursework. A Level consists of a further two Units: Unit 3 (worth 25% of A Level) – 2 hour written paper examination; Unit 4 (25% of A Level) – 60 hours of coursework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wimbledon College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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