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Food Science & Nutrition

Staff Contact

Mrs Tharshini Jayakanthan:

Course Content

You will study how to meet the nutritional needs of specific groups. This will include exploring the properties of nutrients and how food production impacts on ingredients. It is also a strongly practical course including designing menus, meals and dishes as well as dietary plans for specific groups and preparing them. Complex cooking skills are also part of the course. 

Exam Board: WJEC


50% Internal Assessment

50% External Exam

Graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction

Results 2019

This is a new course, it started in September 2019.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria 

Career Opportunities

This course supports progression into the fields of Health and Social care, Sport, understanding nutrition, government agencies and the public service sector. It is recognised by UCAS and so progression onto university courses is also open to you:

Degree in Health and Social Care

Degree in Nutrition

Degree in Public Health Nutrition

Degree in Food Science and Technology

Social Services

Catering Industry

Hospitality Industry

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

Links with restaurants in Cheltenham for visits and visitors

Works experience at various restaurants is available

Links with Swindon College

The staff are very supportive and give many opportunities. There are plenty of spaces to either study or relax.

Student Exit Survey.