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Home Economics

Welcome to the Home Economics Department


Department Members

Margaret Rogers – Head of Department

Niamh O’Sullivan

Maria Nash

Juliette Barber

After School/Extracurricular Activities

  • Post 16 Cooking for College Classes

  • Coursework support clinics – afterschool


  • Level 2 Occupational Studies: Child Care

  • Level 2 Occupational Studies: Hospitality

  • GCSE Child Development

  • GCSE Hospitality

  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality

Home Economics Department Information

Home Economics is one of the main subjects within the area of Learning for Life and Work of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and all pupils will have the opportunity to explore a range of topics and develop whole curriculum skills and capabilities.

There are 3 key concepts in Home Economics:

• Healthy Eating

• Home and Family Life

• Independent Living


All pupils in Key Stage 3 study Home Economics. This subject affords pupils the opportunity to explore inter-relationships between diet and health, the family and choice and management of resources.  Pupils develop a skills and experiences through practical and theory lessons which allow for active participation, critical thinking and decision making. 

The practical lessons allow for pupils to create an outcome within their lesson leading to an immediate sense of achievement.


In Key Stage 4 pupils can continue to study one or a combination of subjects taught within the department namely:

  • Occupational Studies Child Care,

  • Occupational Studies Hospitality,

  • GCSE Child Development and

  • GCSE Hospitality

At Key Stage 5 pupils can study:

  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality and

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Children’s Play Learning and Development

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