Home Economics

Head of Dept: Mrs L McFarland

Staff in department

Mrs L McFarland, Mrs G Lamont, Mrs Given, Miss W Archibald, Mrs B Lowth (Health and Social Care).

A Level

  • 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


  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% Of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit Title:
Unit 140%11/2 exam at the end of Year 12Food and Nutrition and Consumer Awareness
Unit 240%Internally assessed controlled assessmentFood and Nutrition
Unit 320%Internally assessed controlled assessmentConsumer Awareness

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, nutritional needs of older people 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