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Home Economics A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

Home Economists are vital members of teams in such areas as food product development, quality assurance, food marketing, and the food media.

Course content

Year 1

Society and Health: An understanding of demography, family and society, environmental, social issues and health.
Resource management: In-depth study and knowledge of resources, food provision, selection and purchase of food and household goods, food preparation and cooking equipment, food safety and hygiene.

Year 2

Coursework Study: You select your own Home economics project and develop your own task/study. 
Nutrition and Food Production: A study of nutrients and energy; nutritional and dietary needs of different groups of people; properties of food.


Entry requirements

B grade or above in English, Maths and a Food based GCSE.


AS: exam for each unit. 
A level: Coursework study and exam on Nutrition and food production.

Future opportunities


Provides an excellent foundation for further study, especially for courses in home economics; child development; health and social care/dietetics and/or hospitality and catering.


Community health home economist; consumer scientist; caterer; chef; cook; dietician; health promotion practitioner; nutritionist; food/home economics teacher.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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