Food Technology

Food Technology

Food Technology

Why study this course?

Food Technology at Malbank Sixth Form is a well-established course with a highly successful record of results and achievements. If you are a creative and practical student you might want to choose Food Technology. In a nut shell, Food Technology is using food science for the creation, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food products. During the course you will gain a deep understanding of the relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

How is the course structured?

AS

  • Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application - 2Hour Written Paper
  • Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making - 50 Hour Coursework Project

A2

  • Unit 3: Design and Manufacture - 2 Hour Written Paper
  • Unit 4: Designing and Making Practice - 60 Hour Coursework Project

What are the entry requirements?

It is recommended that students who take this subject at A level have had some previous experience at GCSE level, in Food Technology or Catering with at least a C grade. It is not an essential requirement though students are expected to have a keen interest in the preparation of food, nutrition and current food issues.

Which other subjects link well with this subject?

The diversity of Food Technology enables it to support a range of subjects. The food science element supports Biology and Chemistry. Business Studies support the marketing aspects and the diploma in Health and Social Care is also a popular combination.

What career paths would this course lead to?

Studying Food Technology is a smart career choice. People are always going to eat, so you could be part of a growth industry working as a Food Technologist or in new product development as a food designer. Other careers include dietician/nutritionist, food/health related work, hotel management, health education and teaching.

What specific skills will I learn?

  • How to analyse and investigate food products
  • How to create quality and high level food products
  • The role of marketing in food development
  • Team work on practical projects
  • How to develop your own ideas to meet a design brief

What Extra Opportunities are available?

In previous years, students have visited the Nantwich Food Festival, Snugburys, Primebake and the Dairy Technology department at Reaseheath College.