Accessibility links

Food Science & Nutrition Level 3 at Writhlington School

Course description

Food Science and Nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles. You will explore the relationship between food, nutrition and health. Making use of creative, investigative and analytical study methods you will learn and demonstrate an understanding of the science of nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts. The ongoing practical sessions enable you to gain a wide range of high level skills to produce quality food items and meet the needs of individuals.

Working on selection of optional units over the duration of the course you will be able to tailor your studies towards your area of interest in developing and problem solving in food production, food science and nutrition.

Course content

Year 12

Unit One: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific

Year 13

Unit Two: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat (external assignment)

Choice of one of the units from the list below:

Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems

Current Issues in Food Science


Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 4 to 9 including English. Students do not need to have a GCSE in Food.


You will sit a written exam in Year 12 as well as completing an internally marked assignment. In Year 13 you will carry out a 9 hour externally marked assessment and submit internally assessed coursework. These will contribute towards your final results.

Future opportunities

Global opportunities in hotels and restaurants, nutritionists, sports coaches, fitness instructor, care provider, food manufacturer, environmental health, teaching, higher education.

Further information

Please be aware that students will need to make a contribution towards the cost of ingredients over the duration of the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

Key information