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Design and Technology - Product Design (Food) A-Level at Dr Challoner's High School

Course description

The emphasis of this course will be on carrying out practical design tasks which will teach theory and understanding, so pupils must be interested in design and design development. The theme of Product Design‘ is central to the course, with common topics to all three courses such as design, sustainable design, materials and components, product development, marketing, quality control and product manufacture.

Course content

The nutrients, dietary planning, needs, influence of culture on food, design of new products, food hygiene, food science, ICT in food manufacture, consumer trends.

Entry requirements

Prospective students are required to achieve a minimum of 2 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade A and a further 4 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade B, including English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

Pupils will be expected to have achieved Grade B or better in any GCSE Design and Technology subject.


Assessment and Course Structure 

AS Unit 1 Coursework project or portfolio of work - 50% (25% of A2) 

AS Unit 2 2 hour examination - 50% (25% of A2) 

A2 Unit 3 2 hour examination - 25% 

A2 Unit 4 Coursework project - 25% 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dr Challoner's High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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