Home Economics

Staff

Mrs A Mooney (Head Of Department) 
Mrs B McFadden (HE Technician)

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Key Stage 3

Students study Home Economics in Years 9 and Years 10. There are three concepts in the Programme of study:

  • Healthy Eating- students 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 and Family- this provides opportunities for students to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit by developing an awareness of parenting skills and the changing needs of family members at different stages of the lifecycle.
  • Independent Living- this allows students to recognise the importance of becoming discerning consumers. It involves investigating factors that influence consumer choices and decisions. Students also investigate consumer rights and responsibilities.

Students enjoy preparing a variety of healthy and nourishing dishes on a regular basis and appreciate the importance of diet in the health and well-being of individuals.

GCSE

Child Development focuses on the study of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of young children from conception to the age of five years. It encourages knowledge and understanding of pregnancy, the needs of young children, the roles and responsibilities of parents, and the social and environmental influences affecting family life.

Students taking GCSE Child Development will follow the CCEA specification. This course has 60% controlled assessment which is taken over the two years. At the end of Year 11 the students will take one module at GCSE and also at the end of Year 12. Both written papers are worth 40% in total.

Child Development is an excellent course to study if you are going to follow a career as a primary school teacher, nurse, midwife, child psychologist, speech therapist, paediatrician, health visitor and many roles in the field of medicine. As well as these chosen careers it is a subject that will be of benefit to everyone later on in their life.

Extra Curricular

An after school cookery club is offered to Year 8s by the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum to promote and encourage healthy eating in young people.


Other articles of interest:

April 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 1st April 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 8th April 2017

Bronze DoE

» 8th April 2017

GCSE Art Exam

» 11th April 2017 ~ 12th April 2017

Spring Concert

» 12th April 2017

Staff In-Service Day

» 13th April 2017

Year 9 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 13th April 2017 at 9:00am - 11:30am

Year 10 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 13th April 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Easter Holidays

» 14th April 2017 ~ 21st April 2017

Easter Revision School

» 19th April 2017 ~ 21st April 2017

Summer Term Begins

» 24th April 2017

Year 11 Emotional Wellbeing

» 26th April 2017

AS/A2 Art Exam and GCSE Music Performance

» 27th April 2017 ~ 28th April 2017