Home Economics

Home Economics focuses on health, food and textiles. As a department we create a positive and enjoyable environment in which pupils at all stages can enjoy both practical and theoretical classes. Courses are designed to challenge all pupils as it is very important to us that every pupil is given the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. The department believes that the courses it offers support and add value to pupils’ overall experience at school.

Courses offered provide pupils with:
  • a different type of knowledge and skills which will help prepare them to be responsible independent young people – able to look after themselves and to understand some of the needs of others in society
  • the opportunity to engage in ‘technological activity’ and for the development of useful practical skills
  • to develop transferable organisational skills which may assist them in day to day life and future careers
  • opportunities to develop creative talents through practical activity

The pupils’ experiences in our department equip them with the knowledge and skills required to be successful academically but also prepare them for life beyond school.

The Course encourages the development of practical and thinking skills. Practical, experiential learning in relevant contexts is used as the vehicle for development of knowledge, understanding and skills.

for further details – https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/nutshells_healthfoodtechnology_N4_E.pdf

The course uses an experiential, practical and problem-solving approach to learning, which develops knowledge and understanding, and practical skills. The course uses real-life situations taking account of local, cultural and media influences and technological innovations.

for further details – https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/nutshells_healthfoodtechnology_N5_E.pdf

In this course you will learn about the properties of food in relation to food production, processing and the development of food products. Issues that influence food choices are investigated to allow the consumer to make an informed decision. 

The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

for further details – https://www.npfs.org.uk/downloads/higher-health-and-food-technology/