Welcome to Home Economics Class

Learning for Life

In Home Economics we support the Junior Cycle level 2 curriculum. We work on Priority Learning Units (PLUs)

Numeracy

Developing an awareness of weight and capacity.

Personal Care

Developing healthy eating habits

Preparing for work

Developing an awareness of health and safety when using equipment

Junior Cycle

Grow it, Cook it, Eat it  is a short course which forms part of the level 2 curriculum. We grow, lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot, potatoes, chives, mint and basil. We then prepare dishes with these ingredients such as pesto, pizza sauce, potato wedges, beetroot brownies, cheese and chives jacket potato etc.

Senior Cycle

Junior Certificate – After completing the level 2 learning programme, our senior classes go on to do the Junior Certificate in Home Economics. We complete this over two years.

Year 1; students complete a Textiles Classroom Based AssessmentCBA1.                                They must design and produce a useful or decorative household craft.

Year 2; they complete a Cookery Classroom Based Assessment – CBA2.                                They plan a meal based on a brief supplied by the Department of Education. The students prepare a folder showing their recipe, the reasons for their choice,  equipment list, cost etc. They then prepare this meal for their Culinary Skills State Exam in May.

Other elements of the curriculum include:

  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen hygiene and safety
  • Food preservation
  • Consumer protection
  • Money Management
  • Healthy living
  • Personal hygiene
  • Safety in the home
  • Textiles in the home

Moments from Home Economics Class

Home Economics Class News

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