Home Economics

Broad and General Education:

Learning groups receive a block of Home Economics within the Technologies rota along with computing and CDT. Throughout, pupils will be building on skills and knowledge and in the use of a variety of equipment.  Independence and confidence is encouraged at all times, but the pupil is supported, as necessary to achieve a positive result.

Each topic is repeated and built upon using a variety of recipes or fabric design challenges. Pupils are assessed on progress as successful learners by use of checklists and class observations.  Pupils record work and reflect on their own performance on a weekly basis or in project booklets. Special topics are photographed and displayed.


BGE is planned through the Es and Os at Early, First, Second and some experiences at Third Level of Curriculum for Excellence.  

  • Basic cookery processes.
  • Basic Fabric skills.
  • Personal and kitchen hygiene.
  • Peer and self-assessment.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Healthy eating.

Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing embedded.

Senior Phase:

Senior Phase Home Economics is a choice subject with in the Technologies subjects. The choices can include:

  • Hospitality. Practical cookery skills.
  • Fabric skills.
  • Independent living.
  • Peer and self-assessment.
  • Skills development.

S4 – Pupils build on their broad general education, increasing their confidences and independences by cooking increasingly more difficult recipes. They also carry on using their fabric skills by completing an Expressive Arts unit.

S5 – Builds on the National 2 skills and has a focus on health eating and time management when cooking a two course meal.

Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing embedded.

Certificates Offered:

  • National 2 Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • National 2 Expressive Arts unit – Working with Textiles
  • National 3 Hospitality: Practical Cookery


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