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WJEC Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma

Food Science and Nutrition is a subject focusing on applied learning and application of contexts liked to the food production industry. The focus in Year 12 is on human nutrition and health, and in Year 13 on food science and safety.

The Exam Board is WJEC Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition, and in the first year it is a Certificate award (equivalent to AS) whist in the second year it is a Diploma award (equivalent to an A Level).

In Year 12, there is one written paper, 90 minutes (+15 minutes reading time) and one piece that is a controlled assessment.

In Year 13, there is an eight hour assessment over four days (two hour sessions) and one piece that is a controlled assessment.

Why study for a Food Science and Nutrition Diploma?

Food Science and Nutrition complements many of the other subjects offered at the Grammar School and we are one of only a few independent schools in the area to offer this course. Class sizes are small and learning is personalised. Practical work is frequent throughout Years 12 and 13 and controlled assessment allows students to apply their knowledge practically as well as theoretically. All students use the high-quality kitchen facilities at the High School to complete practical work, and the coeducational teaching at the High School and the Amherst School, provides opportunities to mix with students from across the campus.

Complimentary subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, PE, Geography, Maths, Psychology and Business Studies.

Possible careers with this subject include; Nutritionist or dietician; Development chef; Food scientist or technician; Environmental health officer; Agricultural engineer/agronomist; Food marketer or buyer; Food stylist or photographer

Subject Enrichment

  • Food clinic to assist with academic work
  • Year students can assist with Year 7 Baking Club at the High School