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A Level Food, Nutrition and Health at Watford Grammar School for Boys

Course description

This modular course allows progression from GCSE Home Economics (Food & Nutrition) and also accommodates students new to the subject. This subject could serve as a basis for entry to Higher Education, employment or career development. Alternatively, it could provide an interesting, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for those who enjoy the subject. The course is an excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in nutrition, food science, sports science, food technology and consumer protection. As well as careers in public and environmental health.

The aims of this course are:

  • To gain an understanding of issues affecting society and health
  • To gain an in depth understanding of Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Encourage students to respond effectively to rapid technological changes and the growth of scientific knowledge and understanding
  • To develop students' ability to think and reason, make and justify decisions
  • To promote the effective organisation and management of resources.

    Advanced Subsidiary (AS):

    Unit 1 - Society and Health: Demography, the family and society, key issues for society, environmental issues, the Welfare State and health problems linked to diet and lifestyle issues.

    Unit 2 - Resource management: Resources (time, energy and money management) food provision and food choice, selection of food preparation and cooking equipment, consumer rights, food safety and hygiene.

  • A2 Unit 3 - Home Economics (Food, Nutrition and Health) Investigative Study (Coursework) Candidates select their own content and develop their own task. This investigative study will include some practical work.

    Unit 4 - Nutrition and Food Production Nutrition, nutrients and energy, different groups with nutritional and dietary needs, properties of food, design, development and production of food, developments in the Food Industry and factors affecting food production.

    Entry requirements

    Students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must achieve a minimum of six GCSEs at grade B. Candidates who wish to pursue AS level should have a Grade B in Science orAdditional Science OR a Grade B in Separate Sciences.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Watford Grammar School for Boys directly.

    Last updated date: 11 August 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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