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Food Technology AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

At AS students will study nutrition and design in the human context. Knowledge of food science and a wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products will be developed.

Practical work is crucial to the understanding and development of knowledge and will form the main part of Coursework. The course will require at least one practical session a week.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

The subject has been designed for students who have taken GCSE Food Technology, Food Nutrition or Catering but will accommodate students coming new to the subject. Students must meet the five A* to C entry requirements.



Unit 1-Materials, components and application-2 hour written exam (50% of AS)

Unit 2-Coursework-a portfolio of recipe design and development (50% of AS)

The coursework will involve the development of food products and meals. This will involve the preparation and cooking of a range of foods, taking various factors into account.


Unit 3-Design and Manufacture-2 hour written exam (25% of total A2)

Unit 4-Coursework-(approx 60 hours) A portfolio of recipe design and development (25% of total A2)

Future opportunities

Students with AS or A Level Food Technology have access to a wide range of possible careers and higher education opportunities as well as learning vital life skills.

Home Economics and Food Technologist are in a growth industry and the skills learnt in this subject will enable an insight into these roles.

Nutritionists, catering and management, environmental, health visitors and consumer testing are all related career possibilities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Netherthorpe School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

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