Design and Technology: Food Technology (2540)

The Department for Education announced in July that AS and A-level Design and Technology: Food Technology will not be redeveloped under government changes to A-levels.

Our regulator Ofqual currently states that, with the exception of re-sits, the last time students will be able to sit exams in AS and A-level Design and Technology: Food Technology will be in summer 2017 (AS level) and summer 2018 (A-level).

Ofqual are still consulting on the availability of re-sits. We expect them to be available in summer 2018 (AS level) and summer 2019 (A-level and possibly AS level), but this will be restricted to students who have previously certificated.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team using the details shown below.


A-level Design and Technology: Food Technology (2540) has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, and food science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

The specification retains much of the content of the previous A-level specification and continues to provide candidates with the opportunity to design and make a product (or in the case of AS, a number of smaller products) in both years of the course.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Specification

The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Design and Technology: Food Technology
Specification code 2540
Certification code 1541 AS
2541 A2
QAN codes 50022192
50022180

Updates to Design and Technology: Food Technology (2540)

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