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Design and Technology: Food Technology AS at Faringdon Community College

Course description

Design and make practical assignments and theory research.

Course content

Major areas of study include nutritional analysis of materials and components, design and market influences and processes and manufacture.

Time Allocation: 4 hours per week teacher contact time.

Private Study Requirement: Ongoing major project, nutrition theory assignments as required.

Extra Curricula Opportunities:

  • Visit Industrial locations
  • Discover new types of food
  • Visit the chocolate museum

Good Combination With:

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • PE

Entry requirements

To study ‘AS’ level subjects students need to gain a minimum of 5 A*- C grades in GCSE subjects.

We expect students to have gained a grade C in Maths and English Language.

We also expect students to gain a grade B or higher in a subject that they wish to continue to study in the Sixth Form. A grade B is a good indicator to predict that a student will be able to successfully cope with the increased challenge and rigour of studying a subject to Advanced level. However, there is a degree of flexibility in this condition dependent on the student’s effort and commitment to their academic development.

A major factor in students achieving success at AS and A level is the level of effort and commitment shown during Year 12/13. Therefore, our entry requirement has a degree of flexibility to allow us to accept students who we believe have shown the necessary work ethic in Key Stage 4 but have gained a grade C in a subject they wish to study at A level.


Examining Board: AQA

Future opportunities

Any occupation linked with food, sport, medical and catering industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Faringdon Community College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2017
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