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Food Technology AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

A level Food Technology is designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, and food science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing.

Course content

A level Food Technology leads on from Food Technology GCSE, you do not have to have taken this subject but will need a good working knowledge of Science.

Food Technology at A level gives students the opportunity to study the full spectrum of food. Nutrition is studied in depth and the social and health implications of diet are considered and applied to a range of situations.  Students will also gain knowledge of food science and will develop a broad range of practical skills by using a wide range of food materials and components.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop and solve problems relating to food design and making. Through this activity they will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices in the food industry.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE Science.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Food Technology  include:

Food technology, food and nutrition, food marketing management, food safety and quality management, dietician, international hospitality management hospitality management.


Possible careers:

Food Technology provides a career path in a wide range of areas including food manufacture, marketing, environmental work, education and healthcare.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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