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A Level GCE Design and Technology: Food Technology at Townsend CofE School

Course description


The full course is divided between a number of topics including nutrition and design and making in the human context, food science, food preparation, food technology, consumer needs and market trends.Most weeks will include practical investigations to back up the topic under consideration.


Practical and theoretical work is integrated into each unit and includes research, testing and investigations as well as practical cookery all related to the human context.Examinations are a combination of compulsory short recall questions, coursework projects, design work and essay type questions at A2 level. For AS the Unit 1 written examination is taken in January and the unit 2 coursework project is submitted in May.


Students need to be prepared to study and research independently and produce a detailed project in each year that also includes practical elements.They need to be willing to provide ingredients most weeks.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
Average GCSE point score 4.6 or above.
It is advisable to have grade B in GCSE Food Technology.
ICT ability is essential for coursework presentation and a grade C in GCSE Science will help understanding.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years