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Home Economics


Mrs E McNeill (HOD)

Mrs I McCann

Mrs A Mulholland

Mrs G O'Neill

Mrs S Gribbin

Mrs L Loughran

Mrs L Rafferty

KS3 Brief Overview

Year 8

In Year 8, our pupils are introduced to the subject of Home Economics.  They study:

safety and hygiene requirements; small and large kitchen equipment; measuring ingredients; Eatwell Guide; dietary guidelines; the role of carbohydrates in the diet; family structures; lifecycle; needs of family members; life in the 1930’s and safety in the home.

Year 9

Our year 9 pupils build on their knowledge and skills developed in year 8 and study: consumerism; advertising; letter of complaint; introduction to nutrition; practical parenting and weaning; your health is your wealth; food around the world; role reversal; stereotyping and family conflict.

Year 10

In year 10, we begin to think about our choices for GCSE. Pupils gain knowledge, understanding and skills in: sports nutrition; budgeting; methods of payment; ethical shopping; consumer legislation; consumer organisations; the lifecycle – pregnancy and older people; the Eatwell guide and 8 tips for eating well; food poisoning and teenage issues.

GCSE - Health & Social Care
GCSE - Health & Social Care
GCSE - Hospitality
A Level - Health & Social Care (SA)
A Level - Health & Social Care (DA)
BTEC - Hospitality
Careers Opportunites

Further Progression:

  • University

  • Further Education course

  • Apprentice Programme within a hotel

  • Management programme within a hotel

Potential Career Paths:

  • Chef

  • Events Manager

  • Restaurant/Bar/Conference & Banqueting Manager

  • Concierge

  • Housekeeper

Student Support Materials

CCEA Child Development Microsite


CCEA GCSE Hospitality Microsite


Health and Social Care Microsite


Year 10 Saint Pius X Christmas Bake Off


Year 13 Health and Social Care visits to primary school and local care settings.


Year 13 Hospitality BTEC visits to local hospitality outlets including Galgorm Resort and Glenavon Hotel Cookstown.

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