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A Level Food Technology at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

Food Technology is entering its second year at Sawtry Village Academy, and has proved quite popular amongst students. Nutrition is studied in depth and the social and health implications of diet are considered and applied to a range of situations. Students will also gain knowledge of food science and will develop a broad range of practical skills by using a wide range of food materials and components. 


Students will be given the opportunity to develop and solve problems relating to food design and making. Through this activity they will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices in the food industry.


The course is split into coursework and theory content, each accounting for 50% of the final exam grade. 

Entry requirements

Average points score of 38+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and/ or maths.


An interest in food preparation and topical food issues is essential. This course requires you to provide a variety of ingredients for your lessons on a regular basis which does incur costs.


If you are considering Food Science or Dietetics at University it is wise to also study a science at A level.

Future opportunities

Many students who study Food Technology go on successfully to study a wide range of degree courses, including food based courses such as: Food Technology, Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Dietetics, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Environmental Health, Food and Marketing, Food and Hospitality, Food and Catering, Food Quality Assurance and many more. Food Technology helps students to learn independently, solve problems, express their thinking and manage their time well; all relevant skills for the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September