Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
77a, Ashgrove Road
Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
+44 (0) 28 3026 3142

Home Economics

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

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Mrs M O'Donovan

Curriculum Information

Home Economics at Key Stage 3 (Years 8 & 9) 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.

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
  • Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Miles & Fairtrade
  • Family Life
  • Selling Techniques
  • Consumer Organisations

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

  • Food Poisoning & Food Safety
  • Diet Related Illnesses including Obesity & Diabetes
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Fast Food & Fakeaways
  • Food Labelling
  • Shopper Rights

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