Home Economics

Introduction and Ethos of Department

The vision of the Home Economics department is for all pupils to enjoy the subject and gain knowledge, skills and competence that will help them to improve the quality of their lives presently and in the future. We wish to assist with helping pupils lead effective lives as individuals and as members of a family and community in a rapidly changing social and economic environment.

 

The Northern Ireland Curriculum seeks to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping pupils prepare for life and work:
• as individuals;
• as contributors to society;
• as contributors to the economy and environment.

 

Home Economics has a significant role to play in this. Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills. Of particular value is the contribution of the subject to the development of skills such as decision making and working with others.

The Staff & Positions

Subject Leader – Mrs Ford
Subject Teachers – Mrs Moore, Mrs Smith and Miss Steele
Subject Technician – Mrs Gilmour

KS3

The vision of the Home Economics department is for all pupils to enjoy the subject and gain knowledge, skills and competence that will help them to improve the quality of their lives presently and in the future. We wish to assist with helping pupils lead effective lives as individuals and as members of a family and community in a rapidly changing social and economic environment.

 

The Northern Ireland Curriculum seeks to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping pupils prepare for life and work:

• as individuals;
• as contributors to society;
• as contributors to the economy and environment.

 

Home Economics has a significant role to play in this. Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills. Of particular value is the contribution of the subject to the development of skills such as decision making and working with others.

 

Overview
Home Economics is compulsory at Key Stage 3 and all pupils at Ulidia have 2 periods of Home Economics a fortnight. In year’s 8, 9 and 10 pupils focus on three main areas:

  • Healthy eating
  • Home and family life, and
  • Independent living.

 

Pupils cook a relevant dish once a fortnight.

 

Assessment throughout the year
Pupils will complete end of unit tests and a summer exam in June. They will also have two practical assessments each year.

 

Homework
Pupils will have one homework booklet to complete each half term to assess learning.

GCSE

CCEA GCSE – Home Economics: Food and Nutrition


Course outline:

In Food and Nutrition students learn about the nutritional content of foods and how the specific nutritional and dietary needs of different people can be met by modifying recipes, and planning, preparing and cooking meals and dishes that reflect current government nutritional guidelines. Students will also study how to be an effective consumer in relation to food choice, food safety and managing resources.

 

The following are important features of this subject:
-It allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition
-It provides opportunities for pupils to develop confidence in demonstrating high levels of food practical skills

 

Assessment:

 

Component 1:

Food and Nutrition

 

 

External written examination

2 hours

50% of GCSE

Component 2:

Practical Food and Nutrition

 

 

Controlled Assessment, involves:

Part A – Research and Viewpoints,

Part B – Justification of Choice

Part C – Planning

Part D – Practical Activity, and

Part E – Evaluation

 

50% of GCSE

 

Assessment Plans

BTEC Assessment Plan level 3 HSC QCF 2015 2016 (PDF)

BTEC Assessment Plan level 3 HSC QCF 2015 2017 (PDF)

BTEC Assessment Plan NQF Hospitality – 2015 2016 (PDF)

BTEC Assessment Plan NQF HSC 2015 2016 (PDF)

BTEC Assessment Plan NQF HSC 2015 2017 (PDF)

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