Home Economics

Podcast: Highlighting the importance of Home Economics 

Junior Cycle Home Economics-  The new Junior Cycle Home Economics Specification was  introduced in September 2018 with first year students. The specification for Junior Cycle Home Economics focuses on developing students’ understanding and skills to achieve an optimal, healthy and sustainable life through three interconnected strands: Food, health and culinary skills; Responsible Family Living; and Textiles & Craft.

The Classroom Based Assessments (CBA’s) link to the priorities for teaching and learning in Home Economics. CBA1 : Creative Textiles (Completed in 2nd yr) CBA2: Food Literacy Skills Brief (completed in 3rd yr)

Final Examination: Practical Food Skills Exam (50%) Briefs will be issued annually by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and marked by the SEC. Written Examination (50%) marked by the SEC.

Transition Year – Home Economics is a core subject in TY. The main focus of learning is food and nutrition and how it affects our health. Various other modules on life skills are covered throughout the year.  A module on Global Citizenship Education is also explored. 

Leaving Certificate Home Economics- Scientific & Social The syllabus is based on three core areas of study (Food Studies; Resource Management & Consumer Studies; & Social Studies). The Social Studies Elective provides a more detailed study of this area from the core syllabus.

Assessment for Ordinary and Higher Level students  includes a Journal Assignment booklet – where students complete 4 assignments, which are issued by the SEC and corrected by external examiners. This is worth 20% of the overall grade for the subject. A terminal Examination paper is worth 80%.

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