Home Economics


Mr M Harding (Head of Department)
Mrs L Stewart
Miss J Johnston
Mrs N Ashfield (Technician)

Subject Overview

When we hear the term, ‘Home Economics’ most of us think about cooking and food. There is plenty of yummy food, but also much more to the subject as well! Home Economics combines aspects of science, nutrition, cooking, parenting skills and finance. Students learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and choice and the management of resources.

Key Stage 3

Home Economics at Key Stage 3 is part of Learning for Life and Work. In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils get the opportunity to examine key concepts in relation to healthy eating, home and family life and independent living.

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Each year is divided into a series of units which are designed to be enjoyable, challenging and relevant for our young people.  A wide range of practical cookery is built into each unit of work so that pupils can develop a range of important skills such as working with others, thinking for themselves, cooking skills and using equipment.

Practical cookery is enjoyed greatly by all pupils in Key Stage 3 and is a wonderful opportunity for them to develop healthy attitudes to food whilst learning some life-long skills.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 3 Specification 

Key Stage 4

GCSE Home Economics is a very relevant and interesting subject which aims to prepare pupils for the responsibilities, opportunities and experiences of adult life.

Within the Diet and Health section, pupils get the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for providing healthy diets for family members throughout life.

Within the Consumer Awareness units, pupils apply knowledge, understanding and skills as discerning and effective mangers of resources.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 4 Specification

Career Opportunities

  • Food Industry
  • Food Science
  • Teaching
  • Hospitality
  • Nursing
  • Social & Welfare Services
  • Consumer Work
  • Travel & Tourism
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