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GCSE Food Technology
Why study GCSE Food Technology?
This is a new and exciting course at the Academy and we will expect you to arrive with a creative and committed attitude to your work. You will develop new ideas and produce outstanding portfolios of work. You will develop food production skills, learn how new products are developed in the industry, you will also learn about many different ingredients and how these ingredients function in recipes to give the required outcome.
You will follow the AQA Design & Technology: Food Technology GSCE course. The course consists of two units:
Skills and attributes
You should have a passion for all aspects of food technology which combines the practical element with science. You will need knowledge of good health and safety practice, you must be able to demonstrate competence in a range of practical food skills, methods and processes to produce quality outcomes. You must be prepared to work in a group and independently. You must also have good time management and personal organization skills, these are essential if deadlines are to be met successfully.
Food Technology can lead to a number of different careers paths including: Professional caterer, chef, manager of your own food business, teaching and further study of food sciences, which in itself can lead to many more careers such as food technologist and nutritionist.
Useful page links
Lonsdale GCSE Essentials - Food Technology: Revision Guide