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Food Technology A-Level at John Port School

Course description

AS [two units]:

  • Unit 1 Portfolio of Creative Skills (coursework 60%)
  • Unit 2 Design and Technology In Practice (externally assessed exam 40%)

Practical learning takes place in most weeks. The general rule is that two lessons take place per week to enable the development of practical skills, knowledge and understanding. Ingredient requirements become more complex throughout the course as the students technical skill levels improve. Students are expected to provide their own ingredients throughout the duration of the course.

Theory work focuses on the main nutrients.

A2 [two units]:

  • Unit 3 Food Products, Nutrition and Product Development (externally assessed exam 40%)
  • Unit 4 Commercial Design (coursework 60%)

Again, practical work is a huge focus and the skills become ever complex, but enjoyable.

Theory work focuses on basic commodities.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirement for the Sixth Form, the minimum requirement for the AS course is a GCSE grade C in Food Technology. Students must also complete the transition project for Food Technology, which will be integral to the first 4 weeks of the course and be used in part for the submission of the first section of the Creative Portfolio.

Future opportunities

After AS, you can do A2 Food Technology course; employment in the Food industry; relevant college courses; accredited point score towards UCAS applications. After A2, you can do a Food related degree course. Accredited point score towards UCAS applications. Past students have gone on to: nutrition courses, dietetic courses, sport and nutrition degrees, teaching degrees, specialist patisserie courses, environmental health, events management and a whole range of other courses/jobs.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years