Home Economics is a practical subject that provides life skills and prepares young people for managing their future. It is studied at higher and ordinary level for Junior and Leaving Certificate. It gives students knowledge of nutrition, cooking, textiles and home management. Active teaching methodologies help make it a fun and enjoyable subject.
At Junior Cert, students study a broad subject content which comprises the following areas:
Unit 1 Food Studies & Cookery Unit 4 Resource Management
Unit 2 Consumer Studies Unit 5 Textile Studies
Unit 3 Social Studies Unit 6 Optional Studies
Final Assessment takes place in third year and comprises:
Practical examination-Ordinary-45%; Higher-35%.
Elective Project-Ordinary-15%; Higher-15%.
Written examination paper (2 ½ hrs)-Ordinary-40%; Higher-50%.
At Leaving Certificate level, students have 5 periods per week and study the following areas:
Unit 1 Food Studies & Nutrition
Unit 2 Resource Management & consumer studies
Unit 3 Social Studies
Unit 4 Choice of one elective
Food Studies Coursework Journal – 20%
Written Exam Paper (2 ½ Hours)
Leaving Certificate Applied – Hotel Catering and Tourism
Students who chose Leaving Certificate Applied study Hotel Catering and Tourism. It offers candidates an opportunity to progress into the catering and tourism industry.
Assessment: The modules are made up of continuous assessment, a practical exam and a written exam at the end of the final year.
Module 1: Eating Out – The Fast Food Way
Module 2: Eating Out – Hotels, Restaurants and Institutions
Module 3: Irish Hospitality
Module 4: Catering for Diversity