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Food technology *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School

Course description

The AS Units
Unit 1: materials, components and application (AS 50%, A2 25%)
A 2 hour written exam testing the understanding of: nutrition; diet and
health; energy; food additives and their function; dietary needs of different
groups in society; issues affecting the design of a new product; food safety
and food hygiene.
Unit 2: coursework - designing and making (AS 50%, A2 25%)
A piece of coursework representing approximately 50 hours of classwork,
with half of this time being allocated to practical work. The coursework can either be a single
design and make project or a portfolio of activities.
The A2 Units
Unit 3: written paper (A2 25%)
A 2 hour written exam that builds on all the knowledge taught at AS but also includes the following
topics related to the production of foods: application of food science and nutrition; combining and
manipulating food materials and components; effects of processing on nutrients and ingredients;
micro-organisms, enzymes and preservation; development and manufacture of new food products;
the health and safety involved in food production.
Unit 4: designing and making practices (A2 25%)
This consists of a single, substantial "designing and making" activity representing approximately 60
hours of supervised time, with half of this time being dedicated to practical work. The project
involves identifying a problem, investigating the issues and then developing a new and exciting,
marketable product that could be manufactured by the food industry.

Entry requirements

For the AS level you will need a grade C or higher in a design technology area and a willingness to carry out individual research related to your chosen projects. Although it is an advantage to have taken GCSE food technology, this is not an essential pre-condition for entry to the A level course. Both courses involve practical work to assist the understanding of theoretical concepts

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years