Content of Course:
The Assessment Modules are:
- Nutrition for Optimal Health
- Priority Health Issues
- Consumer Issues
- Research-based Assignment
Lower Sixth AS Assessment Modules 1 and 2
Upper Sixth A2 Assessment Modules 3 and 4
Module Name Time Weighting
AS Paper 1 Nutrition for Optimal Health 1 hour 30 mins 50% AS / 25% A2
Paper 2 Priority Health Issues 1 hour 30 mins 50% AS / 25% A2
A2 Paper 1 Consumer Issues 2 hours 25% A2
Research-based assignment 25% A2
This requires pupils to submit a 4000 word report of a research based activity of their own choice using both primary and secondary sources from within the modules studied.
Subject Specific Requirements:
It is recommended that pupils wishing to study AS/A2 Level in Home Economics have a grade A*, A or B at GCSE level in Home Economics and English. A science at A Level will be most beneficial to students selecting Home Economics.
Home Economics is an education for life. Potential career opportunities are: Social Welfare, Retailing, Environmental Health, Family Therapy, Food Technology, Food Science, Housing, Health Promotion, Education and Consumerism.