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Home Economics


Home Economics is available to all pupils. Our Home Economics Suite is equipped with the latest technology and offers candidates the opportunity to respond to the technological changes in the home environment and also to use computers to develop information and communication skills. It covers a wide range of issues and not only offers the opportunity to achieve excellent results but also equips pupils with skills for life.

It is an exciting subject where written work is interspersed with practical activities. Pupils are encouraged to be creative and think critically so that they can make informed choices and manage resources in the context of home and family.

Good results can then be used to further pupil’s education in this area and continue into one of the many careers available. Some include:

  • Product development
  • Health promotion
  • Childcare services
  • Environmental Health
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Marketing
  • Catering and Hospitality management
  • Tourism Management
  • Advertising
  • Food photography

There are three units which will be covered throughout the two years

Unit 1:                                 Diet and Health and Consumer Awareness (40%)

1 hour 30 min exam – One tier – A* - G

Unit 2:                                 Diet and Health (Controlled assessment) 40%

Unit 3:                                 Consumer Awareness (Controlled assessment) 20%

** Controlled assessment is the new approach to internal assessment at GCSE and has replaced coursework. Time is allocated in class, under examination conditions for this to be completed. Candidates complete an assignment from a choice of three titles prescribed by CCEA for both pieces of controlled assessment. Controlled assessment is marked by the candidate’s teacher but is submitted to CCEA for moderation.

Christmas Cooking In HE


Practical Activities