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Design and Technology - Food Technology AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

AS Outline

At AS, Students study nutrition and design and making food products. Knowledge of food science and the wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products are developed. Students are given the opportunity to develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making in the coursework, whilst the examination tests knowledge, understanding and design skills. Students gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of Food Technology:

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application

Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making.

A2 Outline

At A2, Students build further upon the knowledge and practical skills gained at AS level. Students continue to develop design work, alongside an understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture:

Unit 3: Design and Manufacture

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice.

Course content

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Entry requirements

  • Students must have studied and gained a minimum B grade in GCSE Food Technology.
  • Students must have a minimum C grade in English and Science.
  • If you are considering taking this or a related subject at degree level taking an A level in Biology would be beneficial
  • Students will be expected to provide their own ingredients.

Assessment

There are 2 units to be assessed in each year of the AS and A2 course:

 

AS

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application:

50% of AS, 25% of A2 - 2 hour written paper - 80 marks

Consisting of three sections:

  • Section 1 contains compulsory limited response question
  • Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two
  • Section 3 contains one compulsory question
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Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making

  • Coursework – approx. 50 hours - 80 marks
  • Written design portfolio
  • Manufactured outcome

 

A2 Unit 3: Design and Manufacture

25% of A2 - 2 hour written paper - 84 marks

  • Consisting of two sections, candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section. This includes synoptic assessment.

 

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice

25% of A2 Level - coursework – approx. 60 hours - 85 marks

  • Written design folder
  • Manufactured outcome

Future opportunities

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

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

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