Design and Technology - Product Design (Food) A-Level at Dr Challoner's High School
The emphasis of this course will be on carrying out practical design tasks which will teach theory and understanding, so pupils must be interested in design and design development. The theme of Product Design‘ is central to the course, with common topics to all three courses such as design, sustainable design, materials and components, product development, marketing, quality control and product manufacture.
The nutrients, dietary planning, needs, influence of culture on food, design of new products, food hygiene, food science, ICT in food manufacture, consumer trends.
Prospective students are required to achieve a minimum of 2 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade A and a further 4 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade B, including English Language and Mathematics.
Pupils will be expected to have achieved Grade B or better in any GCSE Design and Technology subject.
Assessment and Course Structure
AS Unit 1 Coursework project or portfolio of work - 50% (25% of A2)
AS Unit 2 2 hour examination - 50% (25% of A2)
A2 Unit 3 2 hour examination - 25%
A2 Unit 4 Coursework project - 25%
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dr Challoner's High School directly.