St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Home Economics

Home Economics

Teachers Michelle Tierney, Treasa Byrne, Mary Anglim

Junior Cert Syllabus The syllabus structure consists of two sections:

a common course of FIVE areas of study

ONE optional study, from a choice of three

The five areas of study in the common course are listed below, together with the recommended proportion of time to be allocated:


Time (%)

Food Studies and Culinary Skills


Consumer Studies


Social & Health Studies


Resource Management and Home Studies


Textile Studies


One optional study (15%) will be chosen from the following three:


Design and Craftwork

Textile Skills

The options are structured so that pupils can undertake a more detailed study of one area of the common course. Thus, childcare is related to Social and Health Studies, Design and Craftwork to Resource Management and Home Studies, and Textile skills to Textile Studies.


More info on the new Junior Cycle Home Economics Course can be found by clicking HERE.

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