Content of Course:

The Assessment Modules are:

  1. Nutrition for Optimal Health
  2. Priority Health Issues
  3. Consumer Issues
  4. Research-based Assignment

Lower Sixth      AS        Assessment Modules 1 and 2

Upper Sixth      A2        Assessment Modules 3 and 4

Assessment Arrangements:

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                                                                        

Coursework Assignment:

Research-based Assessment

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. 


Other Information:

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.