Home Economics

AIM OF THE COURSE

This specification encourages students to adopt a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving in relation to Home Economics. It also encourages them to develop as effective and independent learners.

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE

 

Through studying this course, students develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • Home Economics;
  • practical home economics skills;
  • diet and health;
  • how to be a discerning consumer;
  • issues that affect the quality of human life;
  • human needs within a multicultural society; and
  • relevant technological and scientific developments.

ASSESSMENT

The course is assessed through one written paper and two controlled assessment tasks

GCSE level consists of three units of study:

 

Unit 1: Diet and Health, and Consumer Awareness

External assessment   (30%)                 Format: 1 hour 30 minutes Examination

 

 

Unit 2: Diet and Health

Internal assessment (50%)                    Format: One controlled assessment task

 

 

Unit 3: Consumer Awareness

Internal assessment (20%)                    Format: One controlled assessment task

CAREER IMPLICATIONS

Career choice can be wide and varied but most would involve:

  • education and teaching
  • retail
  • hospitality and business management
  • travel, tourism and leisure studies
  • dietitian
  • food science and technology