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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Applied Food Science & Nutrition

Food at Samuel Whitbread Academy is a department of 2 experienced teachers who are passionate about their subject. Lessons are engaging, with a variety of practical's and theory lessons to widen the scope and learn in different ways. It is a very popular subject and students consistently achieve highly.




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Academic Enrichment & Extension Opportunities

Food Exploration (Y12 Trip):

The purpose of this trip is to see how different dishes are displayed, and presented, for their Unit 1 assessment as part of the A Level course. The location of the trip varies – but its main purpose is the give students the visual experience they need to be able to display their own three course meal.

Health & Safety (Y13 Trip):

The purpose of this trip is to see how a kitchen runs, following Health and Safety rules and how they are implemented. Storing and cooking food are part of this process. This is part of students Unit 2 assessment. The main purpose is to be able to respond to a research questions regarding the Health and Safety of a kitchen.

Sixth Form Learning Platform on Google Drive:

All Food Science students at A Level have access to all of the resources they need from lessons, and extension material, to ensure they can achieve at the assessment criteria laid out.


Future Options & Career Opportunities

There are a wide variety of pathways to further education after the course. These vary from specialising as a Dietician, to moving towards the teaching and coaching sector of the Food Industry. A list of varied options are below. 


Revision Materials

The best source of revision resources is through your own lesson notes and use of the A Level Learning Platform for Geography. In addition to these, the following can be accessed:

Links and References to External Resources
GOV UK Food Safety
Home Food Safety App
BBC Healthy Living
GOV UK Food Publications
Hodder Education Practical Cookery
NHS Healthy Eating
An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (3rd Ed)
Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation (4th Ed)
Advanced Practical Cookery: A Textbook for Education & Industry (2009)
Nutrition for Food Service and Culinary Professionals 197th Ed)
Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance (2001)
The Digestive System: Systems of the Body