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A Level Food Technology at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

At AS, knowledge of food science and nutrition, and of a wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products will be developed. Students will be given the opportunity to develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making; and will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of food. The course will include: study of nutrients and the relationship between diet and health; social factors and dietary needs; environmental factors influencing food choice, such as organic food and sources of energy; mass media – the influence of advertising, television, and the press; food safety.

At A2, students will continue to develop design work alongside a deeper understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture. The course will include a study of the physical and chemical structures of the macronutrients, and their working characteristics in relation to the physical and sensory attributes of food; the beneficial and detrimental effect of micro-organisms and enzymes; preservation methods; quality assurance and quality control; and food legislation.


Unit 1: Written exam: 2 hours, 50% AS (25% of A2 marks)
Unit 2: Coursework: 50% AS (25% of A2 marks)

Unit 3: Written exam: 2 hours, 25% of total A Level marks
Unit 4: Coursework: 25% total A Level marks

Financial information

Contributions to transport costs for industrial visits. Purchase of ingredients for food products (suitable for inclusion in family meals).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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