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Food Technology AS A2 at Northampton School for Girls

Course description

Food Technology encourages the development of creativity, innovation and the skills to work independently. There will be ample opportunity to design, make, test, develop and evaluate quality food products. You will be expected to analyse new product development opportunities and identify challenging projects, at the same time as developing a sound understanding of food science and industrial production processes.

Course content

What you will do·        You will learn about different food products and how they are designed to meet people’s needs.·        You will design, develop and make a new food product.The theory covers ingredients knowledge, food science, manufacturing processes, health & safety, nutrition.

Entry requirements

Your qualifications should include a minimum of a grade C in Food Technology GCSE. The skills you develop on your GCSE coursework will help you make the transition to the AS/A Level. As 40% of your AS/A Level is based on practical coursework you will need to be prepared to bring in a range of ingredients in order to prepare a variety of products.


Designing 60%, Making 40%, Case study, coursework, terminal examination.

Future opportunities

Food product developmentFood marketing & advertisingFood technologistEnvironmental healthCateringFood photographyFood quality control

Further information

Student comment“The reason I like Food Technology is because it involves independent learning and I enjoy designing and developing my own product.”

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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