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Home Economics Food, Nutrition and Health at Droitwich Spa High School

Course description

There are 2 units examined, one in January & one in June;

Unit 1 Society and Health
* Demography
* Family & Society
* Key Issues for society
* Environmental issues
* Social issues
* Health

Unit 2 Resource Management
* Resources
* Food provision
* The selection and purchase of food and household goods
* Food preparation and cooking equipment
* Food safety and hygiene

A2 includes the above units plus the following;

Unit 3 Investigative Study This is completed as coursework.

Candidates select their own topic e.g Many university students have a limited income that often results in them eating food products that do not promote a healthy diet. Develop a new food product for students.

Unit 4 Nutrition and Food Production This unit is externally examined.
* Introduction to nutrition
* Nutrients and energy
* Groups with nutritional and dietary needs
* Properties of food
* Design, development and production of food
* Developments in the food industry

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

The specifications build on, but do not depend on, the knowledge, understanding & skills specified for GCSE Home Economics.

Students must have 5 GCSE’s at C and above including English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Droitwich Spa High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2014

Key information

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