Pupils study two periods of Home Economics each week. Pupils have regular opportunities to take part in practical activities during which they develop essential practical skills which will be useful to them now and in later life.
At Key Stage 3 the subject is based on the following key themes:
Through the exploration of healthy eating, pupils develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for healthy living. They learn how to plan, prepare, serve, handle and store food safely.
Home and Family Life
This dimension provides opportunities for young people to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit.
Pupils learn how to manage resources effectively as well as the importance of being discerning consumers.
Year 8 Topics covered:
- Getting started in Home Economics
- Hooked on Health
- Breakfast- A Healthy Start to the Day
- Family Focus
- Use of Equipment
- Lets Learn about Fruit and Vegetables
Year 9 Topics covered:
- Food Safety
- Online Shopping
- Getting Older
- I am what I eat
Year 10 Topics covered:
- Nutrition and Teens
- Fill Up On Carbs- Fuel Your Body
- Pumping Iron/Get Milk, have Calcium
- Love Fruit and Vegetables
- Ethical Shopping
- A World of Food
Key Stage 3 pupils having fun developing their practical skills.
Assessment at Key Stage 3
Three formal Common Assessment Tasks are completed throughout the academic year. These are used to assess pupil’s knowledge and skills in the subject and take a variety of formats including traditional exams in June and a practical assessment.
Other assessments are completed throughout the year for homework.