Home Economics is concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and capabilities in the contexts of health, materials and resources, personal development and the relationship between the individual and others in the home and wider community. Through practical activities our pupils learn to give and take, consider and respect others and develop values and a sense of responsibility. Pupils are given opportunities and encouragement to participate and achieve, while developing as responsible citizens and effective contributors to society. Our department is modern, forward thinking and provides a nurturing environment while promoting equality, inclusion and fairness allowing pupils to develop healthy self esteem and resilience ensuring a strong platform for successful learning.
Summary of Home Economics Provision S1-6 for 2016-2017
Detailed descriptions of the contents of each course can be found by following the links above.
S1- Exciting Course to introduce our New S1 pupils to Home Economics – all S1 pupils have 2 x 50 minute periods per week.
S2 – Curriculum for Excellence Level 3 – all S2 pupils have 2 x 50 minute periods per week. .
S3 – Fourth Level Home Economics Broad General Education. – All S3 pupils have 3 x 50 minute periods per week throughout the session.
Senior Phase: Course choice offers –
Health & Food Technology: National 4 / National 5:
Hospitality: Practical Cookery: National 4 / National 5:
Hospitality: Practical Cake Craft: National 5:
All pupils studying at National 4 /5 level have four, 50 minute periods per week throughout the session. (2 x 1 period + 1 x 2 periods)
Health and Food Technology: Higher Pupils studying at Higher Level have six, 50 minute periods per week throughout the session. ( 2 x 2 periods + 2 x 1 period)
Pupils are expected to come to class prepared with the standard school equipment i.e. planners and stationary. Additional to this when cooking, pupils are expected to bring dishes/containers when doing any practical cookery. The most suitable containers are 2L plastic tubs and for oven use a 1L foil dish.