Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

LEVEL 3 BTEC APPLIED FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION “Fill your plate with the colour of the rainbow, what pleases the eye, pleases the body as a whole.” Deepak Chopra Bystudying this coursestudentsgainawealthof knowledgeabout foodscienceandnutrition.Nutrition is a key factor in human survival, students develop an understanding how food is fuel and howeach key nutrient works inside the human body. No one is born a great cook and students learn this skill at Sigma Sixth through this course. Studying food science, understanding the key science behind food and how it responds in terms of biology, goes beyond just making food, it’s about testing, tasting and exploring the chemical reactions. There is a strong emphasis on practical work, making this an ideal choice for learners who prefer to learn by doing. This qualification is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors, giving students the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment. CURRICULUM STATEMENT Throughout the two years students will: • Complete a range of practical assessments requiringmore complex skills building on prior knowledge. • Exploration into nutritional science. • Food experiments. • Student led coursework briefs. The units of study include: • Planning to meet nutritional needs. • Ensuring food is safe to eat. • Experimenting to solve food production problems. • Current issues in consumer food choice. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 4 grades 4-9 incl. English and maths. ENTRY CRITERIA