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Design Technology: Food Technology –As and A2 at Downend School

Course description

The Food Technology course has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of Food Science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make food products in both years of the course, and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. A distinguishing feature of this Food Technology Course is its practical nature.

Students will be able to demonstrate and apply Food Technology skills, using knowledge and understanding of relevant ingredients and their working characteristics, alongside processes and techniques and use of materials and equipment to produce suitable and appropriate outcomes. Students will be encouraged to clearly communicate their ideas, test, refine and modify products, and demonstrate strategies for evaluation.

In Food Technology, making activities may take many forms, ranging from early experimentation, sensory testing and trials to a final marketable product. The realisation of design ideas and solutions to problems is achieved by making products using a range of food materials and media.

Key Features of the Course:

Excellent progression from GCSE Design & Technology, Food Technology course.

Facility to integrate work-related activities/and or links to the commercial and industrial world.

Designed to stimulate students’ creativity and innovation particularly in relation to Food Technology. Nutrition and Food Science.

Entry requirements

AS: Grade B in GCSE Food Technology

A2: Grade D in AS Food Technology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Downend School directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years