Here you will learn important life skills for living alone and how to create a good family life.
Junior Cycle Home Economics remains a very popular subject with around 20,000 candidates sitting the paper each year, this comprises around 35% of all the students who sit the Junior Cycle in a given year.
Fashion & Clothes
Food Choices, Packaging and Labelling
Food Safety & Hygiene
Health and Wellbeing
Home Hygiene & Safety
House Choice & Design
Technology, Safety and Services in the Home
Textiles & Fabrics
2 Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA's)
The written exam is worth 50% of overall marks. The paper is common level with a duration of 1.5 hours.
Students must complete 2 CBA's. CBA 1 is titled 'Creative Textiles' and CBA 2 is titled 'Food Literacy Skills Brief'. For CBA 1, students are given the option between making a textile item or recycling/upcycling a textile item. For CBA 2, students must carry out research based on a food literacy brief, and use their food literacy skills and nutritional knowledge to present possible solutions to the brief.
This is a practical food examination based on CBA 2. It is worth 50% of overall marks. The exam is 1.5 hours long, with an additional 30 minutes allocated to preparation time. Students must prepare, serve and evaluate nutritious dishes based on their brief.
Home Economics equips students with a variety of skills useful for career sectors such as Business Management, Teaching, Education, Human Resources and Social Care.