This course will appeal to students wishing to develop their knowledge of nutrition, food science, hygiene, safety and meal planning, in addition to extending their practical skills further, through the development of more complex and higher level making skills.


This course replaces the original A level in Food Technology since this is no longer offered by AQA. It is equivalent to an A level qualification in size, depth, rigour, performance and UCAS points. It consists of two external (50%) and two internal assessments (50%). The course comprises of five units, of which students need to complete four:

• Planning to meet nutritional needs

• Developing practical food production skills • Ensuring food is safe to eat

• Experimenting to solve food production problems

• Current issues in consumer food choice

Post A level options include studying for a BSc in Food and Nutrition at Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bath Spa, Cardiff, Newcastle and Sheffield Hallam universities. Career opportunities are also available within the food development, production and hospitality industries.


“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat”

Guy Fieri

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