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%.
- Pizza and Pasta
- Fairtrade Fortnight
- TY FEAST Workshop
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Christmas Projects
- TY Melted Crayon Canvas Art
- TY Decoupage
- Diabetes Ireland TY talk
- Junk Kouture
- Upcycled Jumpers
- Food Preservation
- Ty Decoupage and String Art workshops
- WorldWise Global Schools Global Passport Award
- Fairtrade Fortnight 2021
- TY Découpage
- Fast Fashion Workshop Sept 19
- ‘Love your Gut’ Awareness Week
- Healthy Living Week 2019
- Healthy Home Chef 2019
- Recipe For Success