Home Economics

Podcast: Highlighting the importance of Home Economics

Junior Certificate Home Economics-  Students study areas such as nutrition, food commodities, health, resource management, consumer studies and textiles/crafts. Assessment for Junior Certificate comprises of a written exam, a craft project and a practical cookery examination.

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.  

Leaving Certificate – Topics at Leaving Certificate level are an extension from those covered in Junior Cycle. Students also study a social elective covering everyday issues such as unemployment, poverty, work & education. A written project of 4 cookery tasks is completed in 5th year and this makes up 20% of overall grade for Leaving Certificate Home Economics.

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