SAINT KEVIN'S COLLEGE

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Derryree, Lisnaskea, BT92, UK

ST KEVIN'S COLLEGE

HOME ECONOMICS

KS3

Students learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and choice and the management of resources.

 

Departmental Staff- Mrs Cush (Head of Department), Miss Mc Guirk & Miss Murphy

 

Curriculum Information

Home Economics at Key Stage 3 (Years 8, 9 & 10) develops the pupil’s ability to make good choices about food, to develop a range of skills related to food preparation, cooking and baking and to encourage a positive and healthy relationship with food and eating.

Our pupils study two periods of Home Economics each week. They have regular opportunities to take part in practical activities, during which they develop essential practical skills which will be useful to them now and in later life.

Home Economics develops thinking skills and personal capabilities that enable students to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community.
Home Economics helps pupils 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 Economics gives pupils a sense of themselves as social beings and how they relate to one another; making them aware of the values and lifestyles that are different to their own and helping them make reasoned judgements in family relationships.

Home Economics increases pupil awareness of their role as consumers in a changing economy to help them become discerning and effective when making judgements in relation to the environment and personal finances.

Home Economics is part of the minimum requirement for every pupil at Key Stage 3.

 

The Year 8 Home Economics curriculum develops the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of:

  • Food Hygiene and Safety

  • Food Storage

  • Equipment

  • Principles of Healthy Eating

  • Independent Living

  • Home and Family Life

The Year 9 Home Economics curriculum develops the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of:

  • Food Poisoning & Food Safety

  • Eatwell Guide

  • Healthy Eating

  • Introduction to Nutrients

  • Independent Living

  • Home and Family Life

  • Pupils cook a relevant dish once a fortnight.

 

The Year 10 Home Economics curriculum develops the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of:

  • Eatwell Guide

  • Nutrients

  • Nutritional needs for different groups of people

  • Traffic light labelling

  • Diet Related Illnesses including Obesity & Diabetes

  • Independent Living

  • Home and Family Life

  • Pupils cook a relevant dish once a fortnight.

KS4

CCEA Occupational Studies is made up of one unit.
-Contemporary Cuisine.

Work is assessed mainly through practical cookery tasks. Students will be expected to prepare, cook and finish four starters, four main courses and four desserts across the course of the year for Contemporary Cuisine.

Students will also be expected to produce a portfolio of work that includes evidence of understanding of the following topics:

  • Health and safety in food preparation

  • Careers in the food industry

  • Environmental issues in the food industry

  • Healthy eating alternatives

  • Safe storage of foods

Each unit is made up of the following:

  • AO1 - Knowledge and understanding

  • AO2- Application of knowledge / Practical skills

  • AO3 - Analysis and Evaluation

  • AO4 -My Diary

 

LINKS

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.nutrition.org.uk
www.food4life.org.uk
www.bhf.org.uk
www.dairycouncil.co.uk
www.healthpromotionagency.org.uk
www.consumerline.org
www.foodstandards.gov.uk
www.which.net
www.who.int
www.nhs.uk