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Course description

A-level Design and Technology: Food Technology has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, and food science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

This course provides routes towards Degree Level in Food related courses as well as providing opportunities for progression into Hospitality and Catering.

At AS, candidates will have the opportunity to study nutrition, and designing and making in the human context.

Knowledge of food science and of a wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products will be developed. Candidates will be given the opportunity to develop and solve problems relating to food design and making. They will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of food technology.

At A2, candidates develop the knowledge and practical skills further. Development design work is continued alongside an understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture.

Entry requirements

For Year One - 5 GCSE’s at A*-C including a B in Food Technology or another Technology GCSE and a B in Science.
For Year Two - Completion of the first year at grade E or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years