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Home Economics

Why study Home Economics?

Home Economics is an interesting, exciting subject. In Year 11 you will enjoy a wide range of practical work producing tasty dishes. These can be taken home for family tea or, on occasions, eaten in class. The subject allows for lively class discussions covering a range of subjects of interest to teenagers today. All pupils studying Home Economics have the opportunity to gain a Food Hygiene Certificate. This is of great benefit for those working part-time in restaurants, coffee shops etc. The subject is a good basis for entering Further Education Courses in areas like Caring and Catering. You are promised a wide range of hands-on experiences.

What courses are available?

Pupils will study Home Economics to GCSE level.

All pupils studying Home Economics will have the opportunity to sit the Food Hygiene for the Food Industry Certificate.

What does the GCSE course involve?

The GCSE course involves the study of two areas:

Diet and Health
Consumer Awareness

How is the GCSE course assessed?

External written examination 40%
Controlled Assessment 60%

NB: Controlled Assessment is an essential part of the GCSE course and will be completed during both Years 11 and 12.

What next?

This is a suitable option for those pupils intending to work in Catering, Tourism, Childcare or Health Care.
CCEA Home Economics

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