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Design and Technology (Food Technology) A Level at Hitchin Boys' School

Course description

This subject offers the chance to study an enjoyable and academic subject that develops your ability to come to understand the relationships between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing. The course covers nutrients, energy and diet for health promotion; issues related to mass media, the environment and food safety; and new product development for consumers in today’s world.

You will learn through practical product analysis and evaluation of food as a central theme. Application of food science and nutrition is essential alongside an understanding of society and health promotion relevant to the food industry.

Assessment is by a combination of written examination and coursework. Your practical work will be presented as a coursework portfolio to show your best levels in design, idea generation, planning/making and evaluation.

You will find a wealth of degree courses such as Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine, Health Promotion, Consumer and Marketing, Teaching, Food and Manufacturing, Food Science, Food Technology, Business and Food Management, Applied Science, Environment Science and Food Media.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to our Consortium are 5 A*-C at GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, for an advanced level or Level 3 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 23 March 2015
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Key information

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