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Food Technology AS/A Level at Castell Alun High School

Course description

In a nutshell, Food Technology is using food science for the creation, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food products.
At first there was a short chain for food. An apple fell of a tree ... and somebody ate it. But the packaged food we eat nowadays can use ingredients from all over the world, be assembled at a factory at the other end of the country, then delivered frozen to your nearest store. As a food technologist you will be able to create foods that satisfy the increasing demand for meals which look fantastic, taste great and are marketable. It’s a smart career choice too. People are always going to eat, so you could be part of a growth industry.
During the course you will gain a deep understanding of the relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. This makes A Level Food Technology a powerful foundation for higher education courses, or as a qualification in its own right.
During the two year course there is a mix of classroom learning and practical learning by-doing. In the first year you will study materials and components, market influences and manufacturing processes. Practical work will include designing, making and launching a product. In the second year you will continue to learn about manufacturing through to marketing, whilst the practical sessions give you more experience at creating and testing new food ideas.
The course will appeal to students who are interested in:
• Food Design • Food Science • Product Design
• Nutrition • Technology • Sports Science
• Healthcare • Teaching • Catering
• Social Work • Medicine • Health & Social Care

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Castell Alun High School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September