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Food Nutrition and Health (Home Economics) A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This Course is suitable for anyone interested in food, nutrition and the food industry.

Course content
AS: Year 1
This Course enables you to develop an understanding of food, nutrition and health and the factors that influence this. This includes sociological issues such as family, demographics and poverty as well as food provision and management of resources.
The Course covers:
- Food provision
- Consumer rights and retailing
- Food hygiene and safety
- The health of the nation and the welfare state
- Sociological issues including family, demographics, poverty, employment, housing, environmental issues
A2: Year 2
- Nutrition nutrients
- Properties of food
- Food industry and the development of food products

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by two written papers at AS and an investigative study and one written paper for A2.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will need to provide food for practical work on a regular basis. Any visits will also incur a cost.

What could I do next?
This is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in nutrition, food science, food technology and consumer protection.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post