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D&T Food Technology at St Martin's School Brentwood

Course description

The Food Technology course provides an opportunity to build on the GCSE Technology course. Students extend their knowledge of materials and manufacturing to develop a broad view of design and technology and food science and nutrition. Students will experience today’s technology, and examine the possibilities and probabilities for tomorrow’s technology.

The first year of the course is divided into two areas that are developed concurrently:

The first module, Materials and Components and Application, introduces the theory of materials and components and how they are used in the making of food products.

The second module:- Learning through designing and making developments the design portfolio and focuses upon manufactured outcomes. The Coursework projects, reinforces material learnt earlier in the course and students work on a variety of design and make projects to produce a portfolio of coursework. The coursework may take on a number of forms :- a single design and make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work

The second year of the course has a similar structure to the first.

The third module, Design and Manufacture, is a further study of Materials and Components, Design and Market Influences and Manufacturing Processes and develops knowledge and builds on the learning and content of the AS course

The final module, Designing and Making Practice is a major piece of coursework. It requires students to design and manufacture a product and submit a full design portfolio. This must be a single, substantial designing and making activity and satisfy the needs of a client or target market group.

Entry requirements

Food Technology -BAlso preferred Chemistry B or Science B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin's School Brentwood directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years