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Announcements  

Mon 1 May
-May Day Holiday

Fri 19 May
-School Development Day (no pupils to attend)

w/c Mon 22 May
-School Exams

Mon 29 May
-May Bank Holiday

 Home Economics
   

Staff

 

Head of Department:

Mrs M Lorimer, BEd

 

Teaching Staff:

Mrs L McCabe, MSc PGCE

 

 

 

 

              

Curriculum

 

At Key Stage 3, Home Economics is at the core of the revised curriculum and is a subject concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and capabilities within the context of
• Healthy Eating
• Home and Family life
• Independent living

As a strand for Learning for Life and Work, Home Economics is compulsory for all pupils in Years 8 and 9. Year 10 pupils then have the opportunity to select the subject for further study. Through practical activities children learn to give and take, consider and respect others and develop values and a sense of responsibility.

At Key Stage 4, pupils are offered a GCSE in Home Economics or Child Development. Nutrition and Food Science at AS and A2 level is offered to Year 13 and Year 14 pupils.

GCSE Home Economics (CCEA):
Unit 1: Diet & Health & Consumer Awareness (40% Examination)
Unit 2: Diet & Health: Controlled Assessment (40%)
Unit 3: Consumer Awareness Controlled Assessment (20%)

GCSE Child Development (CCEA):
Unit 1: Parenthood, Pregnancy & Childbirth (20% Examination)
Unit 2: Child Development (0-5 years) (20% Examination)
Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Investigation Task (40%)
Unit 4: Controlled Assessment Short Task (20%)

AS Nutrition and Food Science (CCEA):
Unit 1: Principles of Nutrition (20%)
Unit 2: Diet, Lifestyle and Health (20%)


A2 Home Economics (CCEA):
Unit 3: Research Based Assignment (25%)
Unit 4: Consumer Issues (25%)
 
 

Facilities and Resources

 

Our department hosts two fully equipped Home Economics classrooms and a resource base for the teaching of the subject.

GCSE students get to experience a range of guest speakers including demonstrations from The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMCNI). Child Development students enjoy shared experiences with mothers and newborn babies and Health Professionals.

Useful links

 

CCEA GCSE/AS/A2 Materials www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/home_economics/

Food Standards Agency www.food.gov.uk/

The Grain Chain www.grainchain.com/home.html

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland www.lmcni.com/

The Consumer Council www.consumercouncil.org.uk/

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/ 
www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/