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