Home Economics AS A2 at Magdalen College School
The course explores the fundamental issues which are relevant in our lives, and will help to equip students for the future, whether working in the food industry or not. The course also introduces the food industry in relation to business, national trends in working and eating and other contemporary issues.
Minimum 4 GCSEs Grade C, including English and Science.
Year 1 Unit 1 Society and Health
(AS) Demography, Family and Society,
Key issues for society,
environmental issues, social issues
Unit 2 Resource Management
Resources, Food Provision,
Selection and Purchase of Food and
Food preparation and cooking
Food Safety & Hygiene
Year 2 Unit 3 Coursework
(A2) Candidates select their own
content and develop their own
Unit 4 Nutrition and Food Production
Introduction to nutrition
Nutrients and energy,
Groups with nutritional and dietary needs
Properties of food
Design, development and production of
food Developments in the food industry
The coursework is a fantastic opportunity to research the food industry and encourages practical skills.
The course is broadly based and good preparation for students contemplating careers in food-related industries, e.g. nutritionalist, food buyers, product development chef, taste testers, food critics, consumer affairs; welfare professions and social care.
A wide range of combinations is possible with this subject. Home Economics successfully links with various A level courses e.g. Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, English, Economics and Business Studies, Media, Health and Social Care, Geography, Leisure Studies and ICT.
For further information please contact Mrs L James, Mrs A Stevens or Mrs W Tims.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Magdalen College School directly.