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Food Technology GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

The focus of Food Technology is on the design and development of food products. Students learn to design and make food items and project work will include researching, testing, packaging and marketing products as well as ensuring the practice of making skills.

Course content

Students will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of food materials, learning about their characteristics and working properties. This will help in the development of design and making skills. All students will also look at how foods are processed and manufactured on a large scale. The course builds upon the knowledge gained at Key stage 3 and allows students the independence to develop their project work to meet their own interests.


Controlled Assessment Task 60%
During Year 10, students will undertake a range of designing and making project tasks and focused practical activities that will develop their knowledge and understanding in food materials and products.
At the beginning of Year 11 students will select their own project brief for the 30 hour controlled assessment task, which will involve the designing and making of the product. This task is externally assessed by the WJEC and is worth 60% of the final grade.
Students are free to work with a wide range of food materials and use the knowledge and experience gained throughout the course.
Written Examination 40%
Students undertake one 2 hour examination that tests their knowledge and understanding of design and technology and food materials and products.

Future opportunities

The Food industry is Britain’s biggest employer, thus career opportunities are very broad but include development chefs, food manufacturing, retailing, hospitality, catering, dietetics, nutritionists, home economists and teaching and much more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years