Mrs B. McLaughlin (Subject Leader)
Mrs A. McLaughlin
Mrs R. Moore
Mrs F. O’Kane (Technician)
In the Home Economics Department we aim to meet the objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum i.e. to develop pupils as individuals, as contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and the environment by:
Home Economics is part of the curriculum for all KS3 pupils. All Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils are timetabled for weekly Home Economics classes. They will experience both practical and written work. Pupils will develop practical skills in the safe, hygienic, healthy and creative use of foods to enable them to plan, prepare, cook and serve food. The programme of study contains three essential and inter-related strands of experience:
GCSE Child Development course involves pupils studying the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of young children from conception up to the age of five years. The course aims to encourage an understanding of pregnancy, the responsibilities of being a parent and the overall needs of young children. Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Written Paper: 2 x 1 hour papers worth a total of 40%
These are made up of a selection of long and short questions – pupils have to recall facts and apply their knowledge to answer questions.
Controlled Assessment: 2 tasks worth a combined 60%