Home Economics

About the Department

The Home Economics Department in St Comhghall’s delivers a general programme of Home Economics to all KS3 students. At KS4, pupils can choose to study Home Economics and/or Child Development, and at post 16, students can choose GCE Health and Social Care. All examination syllabi are those of CCEA.

‘Home Economics’ for most of us, conjures up pictures and smells of cooking and food. Home Economics is about food, and a lot more besides. Home Economics combines aspects of science, nutrition, cooking, parenting skills and finance. Students learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and choice and the management of resources.

Home Economics gives students a valuable insight into:

  • what’s really in the food we eat everyday;
  • how to plan and cook nutritious and economical meals;
  • how to choose the best food for themselves and their family;
  • the importance of good nutrition and health; and

the role of the consumer in modern eating patterns. Home Economics delivers vital skills that enable students to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community.

Staff in Department

Mrs M Collins - Head of Department and Teacher of Home Economics