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Food Technology (A Level) at The Robert Napier School

Course description

Food Technology is using food science for the creation, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food products.

Course content

During the course you will gain a deep understanding of the relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. That makes Food Technology a powerful foundation for higher education courses or as a qualification in its own right.

During both years there is a mix of classroom learning and practical learning-by-doing. In the first year (AS) course 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.

Entry requirements

· At least a C grade GCSE  in a technology ideally Food Technology

· At least a C grade GCSE in English and Science

· Excellent culinary skills



Each year you will get a two hour written paper which accounts for 50% of your marks for the year. The other 50% of your marks are based on your coursework and the practical project you have worked on during the year. At the end of the first year you will reach AS and A Level at the end of the second year.


Future opportunities

Your A Level in Food Technology will prepare you for higher education and a rewarding career as a food technologist, food designer or nutritionist.  Other possible career paths include social work, teaching or medicine.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Robert Napier School directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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