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Food Technology A-Level at William Hulme's Grammar School Academy

Course description

AS Unit 1:

In this unit students study nutrition, dietary planning and ways in which social and environmental factors influence food choice and design. Students also need to consider current health factors and concerns and planning for special dietary needs. The information gained from this unit of study is applied to product development in unit 2.

AS Unit 2:

This is a design and make unit. Students complete two design portfolios in which they chart the development of their own products within a set context. Practical work and skill development is an important element of this piece of work. The students will be expected to apply their knowledge of nutrition and function of materials through evaluation and development of their products.

A2 Unit 3:

This unit develops and extends the knowledge and skills gained in Unit 1. Focusing primarily on design and manufacture.

A2 Unit 4:

This is a single, substantial design and make unit where knowledge of materials and components gained in AS and A2 are applied to the design and manufacture of the students own product.

Entry requirements

Entry into the Sixth Form requires six passes at GCSE level, which should be Grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics. Four of these should be at least a B grade. You must have at least a GCSE grade B in a subject if you would like to continue it at Advanced Level.

Those candidates whose predicted GCSE grades meet the minimum level required will be offered a course discussion. Offers of places will be conditional upon minimum entry requirements being achieved.

Subject Specific

GCSE Grade B or above in Food Technology or Design Technology

Good ICT skills are advantageous to support the presentation of ideas for coursework and to help with the researching and modelling of products.

Financial information

This course requires you to provide a variety of ingredients for your lessons on a regular bases which does incur costs.

Future opportunities

If you are considering Food Science of Dietetics at University level it is wise to study a science at A-Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Hulme's Grammar School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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