Design and Technology - Food - A-Level at St Leonards Catholic School
Food Technology at AS and A2 is an excellent course which progresses from Key Stage 4 Food. It is not necessary to have studied Food at Key Stage 4 to make good progress. The food industry is one of the UK’s main employers and there are a wide range of higher and further education courses in this area.
- Investigation and clarification of problems set by brief chosen.
- Development of a design proposal through the generation of suitable ideas.
- Making / Modelling of food products to include manufacturing plans.
- Evaluation and testing of outcomes.
- Communication and presentation of all design folder work to include ICT.
- demonstrate specific knowledge and understanding of the working characteristics of materials, ingredients, components and their uses.
- develop an appropriate brief and specification.
- research and communicate a broad range of ideas and information effectively.
- demonstrate that they understand the main features of industrial and commercial practices.
- show that they understand health and safety issues.
- demonstrate clear strategies for testing and evaluating of products reflecting environmental, cultural and ethical/ moral issues.
When making, candidates characteristically:
- apply skills that demonstrate understanding of the working characteristics and potential application of a range of materials, ingredients, components and/or systems and control including preparation and processing to also show flair and creativity.
- each applicant must achieve at least eight GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-G
- each applicant must achieve at least five GCSE passes1 at grade A*-C
- each applicant must achieve at least four GCSE B grades including at least a grade B2 in each subject to be taken at AS Level (see course entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy).
- any applicant wishing to study a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) at AS Level must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Additional Science if taking double science rather than separate sciences. If taking separate sciences then the applicant must achieve at least a grade B in the science subject to be taken at AS Level.
- any applicant wishing to study a subject at AS that they are not currently studying at GCSE must consult the list of entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy.
- any applicant currently studying a subject at GCSE that they wish to continue to study at AS must achieve at least a grade B in that subject at GCSE.
- each applicant must study a minimum of four AS Level courses to completion in Year 12 and a minimum of three A2 Level courses to completion in Year 13.
- each applicant must study the General Religious Education Course to completion
We have many links with outside agencies. Work placements can be arranged. Food Technology can lead to many further or higher education qualifications: Technology teacher, Environmental Health Officer, Dietician, Trading Standards Officer, Consumer Advisor, Chef/Cook, Hotel Management, Retail Manager or Buyer, Health Education and promotion in NHS or private companies, Journalist specialising in food or health issues.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonards Catholic School directly.