Miss P Donaghy
Mrs M Conway
Year 8: kitchen and food safety; nutrition; equipment; family life
Year 9:nutrition in childhood; advertising; consumerism; anaemia
Year 10: vegetarianism; cultural awareness; care of elderly; energy balance
GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition provides opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding and skills, necessary for providing healthy diets and apply these skills to real life contexts. This has implications on a personal level, but it is also provides good background knowledge, if a student is interested in pursuing work in a range of medical/health professions.
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs in a multicultural society and get to examine issues that affect the quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity. There will also be opportunities to evaluate decisions so that they develop as informed and discerning consumers.
This new specification will enable students to develop a wide range of practical food skills which develops confidence in the handling and preparation of food, whilst also promoting a sense of creativity and resourcefulness in the use of ingredients.
|Component 1: |
Food and nutrition
|Component 2: Practical Food and Nutrition|
Food preparation, cooking and presentation skills
|One controlled assessment task|| |
Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Food Design & Nutrition, Food Product Development, Food Management & Marketing, food manufacturing, environmental health, Consumer Business Management, Sports Studies, Medical professions and many more.
- Food and drink is the bedrock of NI industry
- Food and (health issues) are never going out of fashion
- Food industry plans to create 15,000 jobs by 2020
- Home Economics (Food & Nutrition) is a science for life – you will always use the knowledge and skills acquired.
Dept success rate:
2016 – A* – C 100%
2015 – A* – B 100%
2014 – A* – C 100%
AS 1 – Nutrition for Optimal Health
AS 2 Priority Health Issues
A2 1: Consumer Issues
A2 2: Research Based Assignment
A level students also attend support seminars e.g. Consumer Behaviour and Advertising