Department Information

Home Economics

Members of the Department

Mrs Nixon (Head of Department)
Ms O'Kane

Aims

Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development 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.


Key Stage 3

All KS3 pupils study Home Economics for two thirty-five minute periods per week. Three key concepts are studied:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Home and Family
  • Independent Living

It is an academic subject with a strong practical component and pupils have the opportunity to cook approximately once a fortnight. The pupils also have the opportunity to participate in various cookery competitions including Kitchen Whizz Kids and The Dairy Council, Young Cook of the Year competition.