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Home Economics AS A2 at Magdalen College School

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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

Household goods,

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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