Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Health) A Level at Chipping Sodbury School
This Home-Economics A-level is about the management of resources such as food, finances and energy to meet individual and family needs. As a result, the course is very broad and there is a lot of choice available. You might study provision for the homeless, dabble in nutrition science or concentrate on consumer studies. Students who have not studied a food related course at GCSE will be considered for this course.
For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths. Plus C in GCSE Food.
Society and Health – Exam - 1hour 30mins written paper – 50% of the total AS GCE marks
- Family and Society – Role of the family and Standard of Living
- Key issues for Society – Poverty, Employment/unemployment, Leisure, Homelessness
- Environmental issues – Recycling
- Social Issues – The Welfare State
- Health – Obesity, Dental Decay, Coronary Heart Disease, Smoking, Excess Alcohol
Resource Management - Exam - 1hour 30mins written paper – 50% of the total AS GCE marks
- Resources – Management and Financial Awareness
- Food Provision – Eating habits
- The Selection and Purchase of Food and Household Goods – Consumer Rights, Purchasing and Retailing of Food
- Food Preparation and Cooking Equipment
- Food Safety and Hygiene – Food Contamination and Standards
Coursework Study – candidates select their own content and develop their own task, up to 3000 words - 25% of the total GCE marks
Nutrition and Food Production - Exam – 1 Hour 30mins written paper – 25% of the total A2 GCE marks
- Introduction to Nutrition – Macro and Micro Nutrients
- Nutrients and Energy
- Groups with Nutritional and Dietary Needs
- Properties of Food
- Design, Development and Production of Food
- Developments in the Food Industry
An AS or A level in Food, Nutrition and Health is readily accepted by Institutes of Higher Education and Employers. As this course is very board it covers many different careers paths which include – Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Sport Science, Product Development, Marketing, Food & Consumer Studies, Environmental Health, Hospitality and Catering, Leisure and Tourism, Social Work, Health & Social Care disciplines, Nursing, Teaching and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Sodbury School directly.