Home Economics/Nutrition and Food Science

Head of Dept: Mrs L McFarland

Staff in department


Mrs S Given, Miss T Mullan, Mrs S Blair, Mrs G Lamont.

A Level

  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150% (AS)
20% (A2)
11/2 hour exam at the end of year 13Principles of Nutrition
AS Module 250% (AS)
20% (A2)
11/2 hour exam at the end of year 13Diet, Lifestyle and Health
A2 Module 130%21/2hour exam at the end of Year 14Food Safety and Quality
A2 Module 230%Internally assessed assignmentResearch project


  • Food and Nutrition
  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% Of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit Title:
Component 150%2 hour exam at the end of Year 12Food and Nutrition
Component 250%Internally assessed controlled assessmentPractical Food and Nutrition

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Safety and hygiene requirements, small and large equipment, measuring ingredients, Eatwell Guide, dietary guidelines, family structures, lifecycle, needs of family members, nutritional needs of children and practical skills

Year 9
Nutrients, Eatwell Guide, personal, kitchen and food hygiene, food storage, food poisoning, factors influencing consumer choice, methods of payment, online shopping, and creative use of ingredients

Year 10
8 tips for healthy eating, diet related disorders – obesity, coronary heart disease, anaemia, osteoporosis, convenience foods, cook chill foods, world cookery and creative use of ingredients