Specialism:Year 13 Food Technology

A-level Food Technology (2540) has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, and food science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

What will my child be studying?

Candidates will learn about food science, processes and manufacture.
The content is divided into three sections:
• Section A: Materials and Components
• Section B: Design and Market Influences
• Section C: Processes and Manufacture

There is an expectation that candidates will have a knowledge and understanding of Materials and Components, gained as a result of studying the subject content at AS level and developing thisthrough their coursework in Unit 2.

How is the course assessed?

Exam at the end of Year 13
50 hour coursework project

Are there Controlled Assessments?

At A2 this knowledge and understanding will be developed through Unit 4 coursework and a further study of how materials and components play a major part.

How long are the examinations?

2 hours

What equipment should my child have?

Students will be expected to provide ingredients for practical cookery sessions on a regular basis relating to their chosen coursework task.  A wide range of skills, processes, ingredients and components will be used during the course.  Ingredients for group work such as practical investigations will be provided by school.

What texts would you recommend?

Food & Nutrition (Anita Tull)
Cooking Explained (Jill Davies)
Students will be expected to keep up to date with any news items relating to aspects of nutrition, health and food related articles.

What websites would you recommend?

www.foodafactoflife.co.uk
www.bnf.co.uk
www.nutrition.org.uk

For further information, please contact:

Mrs B Tubbritt: btubbritt@tringschool.org

Unit 1 – FOOD1

Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections

Unit 2 – FOOD2

Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

Coursework – approx. 50 hours

80 marks

Written (or electronic) design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work

At A2 level. Candidates will learn about food science, processes and manufacture.

The content is divided into three sections:

  • Section A: Materials and Components
  • Section B: Design and Market Influences
  • Section C: Processes and Manufacture

There is an expectation that candidates will have a knowledge and understanding of Materials and Components, gained as a result of studying the subject content at AS level and developing this through their coursework in Unit 2.

At A2 this knowledge and understanding will be developed through Unit 4 coursework and a further study of how materials and components play a major part.