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Design Technology - Food Technology A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

Food offers unique opportunities for students to analyse and solve real problems by designing and making products in a wide range of contexts, which can be tailored to suit their personal interests and link to the commercial world. Food technology develops a wide range of interdisciplinary skills such as analysis, research and evaluation along with the ability to be creative and innovative in generating and developing ideas and solutions. There are many practical opportunities enabling students to acquire skills in food preparation and the trialling and testing of ideas. The theoretical and practical elements are combined in assessed project work

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades


At AS: DT1: Examination 2 hours and DT2: Design and Make Task (approx. 40 hours). At A2: DT3: Examination 2½ hours and DT 4 Major Project (approx. 65 hours).

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities in Food Technology are very varied, appealing to all (people will always need food!) and this course is a good starting point for a career in the industry, via higher education or direct entry into employment. It will also help develop analytical and problem solving skills which are transferable in many areas and courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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