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Food Technology A-Level at St Clement Danes School

Course description


  • To develop students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing food products
  • To develop a student’s ability to produce food products that are fit for purpose, satisfy wants or needs, and enhance our day-to-day lives
  • Give students the opportunity to demonstrate their design and technology capability
  • Develop skills in planning, research, analysis, product development, project planning and evaluation

This qualification focuses on key areas that the food industry has to consider, including:

  • Quality of food
  • Processing of food
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Nutritional value and contribution to dietary control and sustained good health
  • Food science
  • Food hygiene
  • Sustainability

Please note that there is a requirement to purchase ingredients for weekly practical lessons

Course content

Unit 1 - Coursework of Creative Skills

Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.

Unit 2 - Design and Technology in Practice

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials, components, additives and processes used in the design and production of food products.

Unit 3 - Food Products, Nutrition and Product Development

Students develop knowledge on food commodities, aspects of nutrition, product development and food innovation. A sound knowledge of main food commodities, composition, processing, spoilage, nutrition, lifestyles, new products, consumer behaviour, demographics and sustainable issues are covered.

Unit 4 - Commercial Design

Students are given the opportunity to apply skills they have acquired to design and make a food product of their choice. Students must adopt a commercial design approach.

Entry requirements

Attain at least a C grade in English Language/English Literature GCSE or Mathematics GCSE. Food Technology: B.


Unit 1 - Coursework of Creative Skills (60% of AS, 30% of A Level).

Unit 2 - Design and Technology in Practice (40% of AS, 20% of A Level).

Unit 3 - Food Products, Nutrition and Product Development (40% of A level, 20% of total GCE).

Unit 4 - Commercial Design (60% of A level, 30% of total GCE).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Clement Danes School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years