Home Economics is an invaluable subject for any student, male or female. Junior Certificate Home Economics is a broad but relevant course which consists of 5 key areas:
1. Food Studies
Students learn about the nutrients, healthy eating and the importance of good nutrition.
2. Consumer Studies
Students will learn about budgeting, wise shopping & consumer laws. This is closely linked with Buisness Students
3. Health Studies
Students learn about body care, health hazards & general health.
4. Resource Management
Issues including the Environment, First Aid, appliances are studied.
5. Textile Studies
Students learn about production of textiles, fashion & interior design
As Home Economics is a practical subject, students learn important life skills through cookery(baking, hygiene, cooking) and textile classes (hand sewing, embroidery).
Junior Certificate Assessment:
Craft item with folder 15%
Practical Cookery Exam (Easter of 3rd yr) 35%
Written Exam (June) 50%