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Food Technology AS/A2 Level at Chichester High Schools Sixth Form

Course description

AS Year:

Students will study all areas of food. An interest in both practical and theory work is essential.

Students will learn about food science and nutrition; topical food issues will be discussed.

Consideration of decisions and the moral implications along with the effect on society, the environment and sustainability will be looked at. Students will work through the design process to develop an exciting and innovative product that wiII meet the needs of their user. Consideration will be given to safety, hygiene, storage and legal requirements. The assessment of the controlled assessment is based on 50% designing and 50% making.


A2 Year:

Students will build on their knowledge gained atAS.

Students will continue to gain more detailed knowledge for the exam as well as designing and making a new product for their controlled assessment.


Course content

AS Year:

Unit 1: Materials and Components (Exam)

Unit 2: Learning through designing and making (ControlledAssessment).



Unit 3: Design and Manufacture (Exam)

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice (ControlledAssessment)


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above with a grade B in Food Technology or a passion for food with the ability to cook.


Two exams and Two controlled assessments.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester High Schools Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

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