Senior CycleHome Economics
Home Economics is known as ‘Scientific & Social’ in the Senior Cycle.
Home Economics is known as ‘Scientific & Social’ in the Senior Cycle. It is an applied subject combining theory with practical cookery. The subject is open to both males and female students.
Scientific & Social covers a wide range of topics, many of which are very relevant to students in their own lives at present and in the future.
The course has three main core areas:
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Diet & Health
- Irish Food Industry
- Meal Management & Planning
- Food Safety & Hygiene
- Study of commonly eaten foods
Resource management & Consumer Studies:
- Management of the Home
- Household Finances
- Consumer studies
- Relationships & Protection
- Social Studies
- Family Law
Students also study a Social Elective. Topics include:
- Social Change and the Family
Students also have five Cookery Assignments to complete and write up the research, implementation and evaluation of each assignment in a prescribed journal.
This accounts for 20% of the Scientific & Social Leaving Certificate result.