Home Economics Department

HOME ECONOMICS

The Northern Ireland Curriculum seeks to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping

pupils prepare for life and work:

  • as individuals;
  • as contributors to society;
  • as contributors to the economy and environment.

Home Economics has a significant role to play in this. Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills. Of particular value is the contribution of the subject to the development of skills such as decision making and working with others.

For Home Economics to be relevant in the curriculum it must meet the overall curriculum objectives. These are, developing the pupils as individuals, as contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and the environment.

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Curriculum Aims & Objectives

Home Economics develops pupils as individuals by: helping them explore their health in a practical context, enhancing their potential to live a healthy lifestyle and make responsible choices about their diet and food.

Home Economics develops pupils as contributors to society by:

  • giving them a sense of themselves as social beings and how they relate to one another;
  • making them aware of values and lifestyles that are different from their own and
  • helping them make reasoned judgements in family relationships.

Home Economics develops pupils as contributors to the economy by: giving them an awareness of themselves as consumers in a changing economy to help them become discerning and effective when making judgements in relation to the environment and personal finances. 

Year Group

Course Title

Course Description

Assessment

Teachers Involved

Year 8-10

Learning for Life and Work:

Home Economics

The Northern Ireland Curriculum seeks to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping pupils prepare for life and work:

  • as individuals;
  • as contributors to society;
  • as contributors to the economy and environment.

Home Economics has a significant role to play in this. Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues explicitly relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills. Of particular value is the contribution of the subject to the development of skills such as decision making and working with

others.

For Home Economics to be relevant in the curriculum it must meet the overall curriculum objectives. These are, developing the pupils as individuals, as contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and the environment.

Home Economicsdevelops pupils as individualsby:

helping them explore their health in a practical context, enhancing their potential to live a healthy lifestyle and make responsible choices about their diet and food.

Home Economicsdevelops pupils as contributors to societyby: giving them a sense of themselves as social beings and how they relate to one another;

making them aware of values and lifestyles that are different from their own and helping them make reasoned judgements in family relationships.

Home Economicsdevelops pupils as contributors to the economyby: giving them an awareness of themselves as consumers in a changing economy to help

them become discerning and effective when making judgements in relation to the environment and personal finances.

 

MrsE McNeill

MrsI McCann

Mrs  Mulholland

Mrs G O’Neill

Mrs S Gribbin

Mrs L Loughran

KS 4

Home Economics

Unit 1: Diet and Health, and Consumer Awareness

Diet and Health

Students should have opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for providing healthy diets for family members throughout life. They should recognise that family members have different dietary needs and that food choice is affected by social, economic, environmental, cultural, physiological and psychological factors.

Consumer Awareness

Students should have opportunities to apply knowledge, understanding and skills as discerning and effective managers of resources. They should recognise how choices can be influenced by personal, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors.

Unit 2 :Diet and Health

Unit 3 : Consumer Awareness

External assessment

(compulsory) (20%)

Format:1 hour 30 minutes

examination

(single tier)

The examination has two

sections:

?Section A: Diet and

Health; and

?Section B: Consumer

Awareness.

extended response questions

that require extended writing are included in both. All questions are compulsory.

Internal assessment

(compulsory) (40%)

Format:One controlled

assessment task:

?planning activity;

?practical activity; and

?evaluation activity.

Internal assessment

(compulsory)(20%)

Format:One controlled

assessment task:

?identification of issues;

?research-based activity;

?primary investigation; and

?conclusions and

evaluation.

MrsE McNeill

 

Health and Social Care

Single Award

Unit 1 – Working in Health and Social Care

This units aims to increase the student’s understanding of the world of work in health, social care and early years and children’s services and how the needs of different client groups are met.  It also helps students to reflect on their own suitability for different job roles.

Unit 2 – Personal Development

In this unit students study the human growth and development throughout the life stages.  Also the factors which affect human growth and development, including relationships and the effects of life changes are studied.

Internal Assessment (60%)

Format – 3 controlled tasks

Task 1 –Produce a PowerPoint Presentation on a job role

Task 2 – Write a report comparing 2 job roles

Task 3 – Produce an information pack on accessing a care service

External Assessment (40%)

Format – 1hr 30 minutes examination

Style of Examination - Short-answer, structured and

extended response questions

that require extended writing are included in both. All questions are compulsory.

Mrs McCann

Mrs Loughran

           

 

Year Group

Course Title

Course Description

Assessment

Teachers Involved

KS 4

Hospitality

This course introduces you to the diverse and

global hospitality industry. Through theory

and practical tasks you will develop knowledge,

understanding and skills which can prepare you for

further study and/or employment.

In studying this course you will:

  • learn about the hospitality industry and the skills required for working in it;
  • develop your knowledge in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts;
  • find out about further learning opportunities and career choices in the hospitality industry; and
  • develop and practise key transferable skills that are important in working life.

Unit 1 – The Hospitality Industry

You will develop an understanding of the

hospitality industry. You will investigate the

different products and services available to

customers, the career opportunities and the

legislation governing the industry. You will

also explore customer care and customer

needs, including healthy eating and special

diets.

Unit 2 – Reception and Accommodation

You explore the important activities and

duties associated with Reception and

Accommodation. This includes paying

particular attention to the needs, tastes and

preferences of different types of customers.

Unit 3 – Food and Drink

In this practical unit, you will plan, cost,

prepare and cook meals. Then, together

with other students, you will organise a

function.

Unit 1 – The Hospitality Industry

1 hour 30 minute examination which includes a series of short-answer questions, structured questions and questions which require extended writing. You answer all questions.

Unit 2 – Reception and Accommodation

1 hour 30 minute examination, based on a pre-release paper, which includes a series of short-answer questions, structured questions and questions which require extended writing.

You answer all questions..

 

Unit 3 – Food and Drink

You will complete three controlled assessment tasks

  • a log book;
  • a meal assignment; and
  • a function assignment.

The teacher will mark them and CCEA will moderate.

Mrs S Gribbin

Mrs G O’Neil

 
 
 
 

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