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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley

Home Economics


Home Economics is a key subject on the school curriculum. It is a life skill and our aim is to equip our pupils with skills and knowledge, which will promote and encourage good health throughout life. 

At key stage 3 pupils study three main subject areas:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Home and Family Life
  • Independent Living
  • Pupils get one hour of Home Economics per week which means pupils cook every two weeks.

Home Economics is a subject choice for GCSE and pupils study the CCEA syllabus. At this stage pupils explore two subject areas:

  • Diet and Health
  • Consumer Awareness

Pupils will complete controlled assessment worth 60% and a written exam worth 40%.

At Post 16 pupils are given an option to complete a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Hospitality. This subject has proven to be a popular choice with pupils and is thoroughly rewarding. Students that follow this course study all areas of the hospitality environment from the planning of a menu to the planning and running of a luncheon for teachers.