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Food Technology at The Castle School

Course description

This course combines food science with creative aspects of food production and a detailed appreciation of the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. A Level in Food Technology prepares students for Higher Education and career opportunities in worlds of work as diverse as food science, product and policy development, quality assurance, food manufacture and marketing, health promotion, hospitality and catering. Possible career paths include dietician, food technologist and environmental health officer.

At AS knowledge of food science and the wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products are developed. Students develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making in the coursework, whilst the examination tests knowledge, understanding and design skills. They gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices. At A2, candidates build further upon the knowledge and practical skills gained at AS. Candidates continue to develop design work, alongside an understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture.

Please note that this course is taught at Marlwood School Sixth Form.

In order to study this course you would travel to Marlwood for lessons, probably for two long sessions each week, while remaining a student of Castle School at all times. Those students interested in considering this course will be invited to attend a taster session at Marlwood before finalising their choices.

Entry requirements

It is helpful but not essential to have studied a GCSE Design and Technology subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years