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Food Technology A level at Oldfield School

Course description

What will I study?

The AS course is comprised of two units:

Unit 1: Materials, components and applications (50%)

 A 2 hour written paper based on the materials and components of food.

Unit 2: Learning through design and making –Coursework Unit (50%)

Candidates will produce a design and make portfolio.

Each of these units will make up 25% of the A2 grade.

The A2 course is comprised of two units:

Unit 3: Design and manufacture

A 2 hour written paper based on design and manufacture of food.

Unit 4: Design and making in practise

Candidates will produce a design and make a portfolio.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Catering (or other Food GCSEs) would be ideal but is not essential, a Grade C in Science would be adequate. Candidates need a real passion for cooking and an aspiration to develop their knowledge of all aspects of food. Students will also need to have good time keeping skills in order to meet coursework deadlines and to be able to work independently to carry out individual research to support their classroom/teacher led learning.


Examination Board – AQA

Future opportunities

The food industry is a multi-billion pound business which offers a variety of careers.

Food, Nutrition and Health students can apply for Food related degree and other further education courses such as Food Science, Food and Nutrition, Food Safety, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Environmental Health, Bioscience, Food Product Development and Food Design.

Further information

Am I suited to this course?

You would be well-suited to studying Food, Nutrition and Health at A level if you:

  • want to investigate foods and their different properties  
  • would like to develop new food products
  • have an interest in health promotion and dietary planning
  • study the influence of food and society
  • enjoy being creative in the kitchen

 What other subjects does it complement?

Food Technology complements a range of subjects especially the sciences and business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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