St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Home Economics

Home Economics

Teachers: Michelle Tierney, Mary Anglim & Colette McGrath

Junior Cycle Home Economics aims to:

  • develop students’ knowledge, attitudes, understanding, skills and values to achieve optimal, healthy and sustainable living for every person as an individual, and as a member of families and society.
  • develop practical food and health literacy skills so that students are enabled to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make informed decisions that positively impact their health and wellbeing as individuals as well as within their families and society.
  • nurture students’ resourcefulness, innovation, adaptability, and competency as consumers
  • develop students’ creative design and textile skills.
  • develop students who are environmentally conscious and dedicated to a sustainable and responsible way of life.

The three inter-connected strands that are covered are:

  1. Food, health and culinary skills
  2. Responsible family living
  3. Textiles and craft

Students also complete two CBAs - CBA 1 (year 2) Creative Textiles & CBA 2 (year 3) Food Literacy Skills Brief.

The final assessment comprises of a practical food skills examinations (worth 50%) and a written assessment (worth 50%).

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TY Home Economics:

All TY students in St. Brigid’s College participate in a triple home economics class weekly where they plan, prepare, cook/bake and eat different dishes from all around the globe!

LC Home Economics:

Leaving Certificate home economics provides students with knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for managing their own lives, for further and higher education and work. The learning experiences in home economics develop flexibility and adaptability in students, prepare them for a consumer-oriented society and provide a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in food, textiles, science, design, social studies and tourism. This syllabus is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels in the Leaving Certificate Exam.

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