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Food Technology at City of Norwich School

Course description

Course details:

Unit 1: AS Materials and Components

You will have the opportunity to study food science and the functional properties of main food components. This unit is assessed by a written exam of 2 hours.

Unit 2: AS Design and Market Influences

You will be expected to explore aspects of the food industry and to develop and analyse food products with reference to socio-economic, environmental and technological factors. This is assessed by a portfolio of coursework, which will contain aspects of industrial and commercial practice (approx 50 hours).

Unit 3: A2 Design and Manufacture

The following topics will be covered: industrial production and preservation, ICT applications and systems and control. This unit will be assessed by a written exam of 2 hours.

Unit 4: A2 Design and Making Practice

You will review new technologies and design, product development, marketing principles, health and safety and the impact of technological developments. This will be assessed by a single, integrated coursework project (approx 60 hours).

Where can Food Technology lead you?

Food Technology would lead to opportunities in product development, the food manufacturing industry, quality control, marketing, dietetics and nutrition and other areas of food science.A level qualifications in French, German and Spanish continue to be highly regarded in the world of work and can open many doors as far as future employment prospects are concerned. Many students who continue with a language at university also take a non-linguistic subject to increase their chances of securing a good job. There are career opportunities in journalism, law, banking and finance, teaching, translating and interpreting and leisure and tourism, to name but a few.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years