Staff List and HOD Names
Mrs T.McComb - Head of Department
Mrs G. Davey
Mrs M. Leonard
Mrs C. Gallagher
Mrs C. Shields
Aims of Department
Home Economics is a fun, interactive and relevant subject which is studied by all KS3 students. Theory and practical lessons provide students with the opportunity to develop many lifelong skills for example culinary, communication and mathematical skills.
Students also have the opportunity to continue studying Home Economics at
GCSE (Food and Nutrition) and Occupational Studies catering.
There is also a provision at KS5 to study a BTEC in Hospitality.
Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
KEY STAGE 3
The Key Stage 3 content concentrates on the main areas of:
Home and Family Life
KEY STAGE 4
GCSE Food and Nutrition (CCEA)
Food and Nutrition encourages students to develop knowledge and understanding of the science behind food.
They also gain knowledge, understanding and skills in areas such as:
macronutrients and micronutrients government nutritional guidelines
planning meals for people with specific nutritional and dietary needs
Students also develop practical skills in food preparation, cooking and presentation.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for a career in food-related industries.
Occupational Studies Design and Creativity
The world of work is constantly changing. Today it is uncommon for a person to have only one occupation throughout their working life so it is vital that throughout our careers we are able to transfer and adapt our knowledge and skills.
Occupational Studies allows learners to learn for work, through work and about work. This hands-on approach is ideal for those who prefer to develop their skills in a more practical, occupational environment.
The units studied include:
Patisserie and Baking
Dietetics and Nutrition
Hospitality and Tourism
Hotel and Restaurant Management
New Product Development
Research and Development
Consumer Advice for example Citizens Advice
Government Health departments
Health Promotion for example, Cancer Focus NI
Extra-curricular activities linked to or delivered by the department