Academic Information

Home Economics

Aims

  • To develop skills & knowledge to make informed choices about nutrition and lifestyle
  • Participate in visits to travel & tourism organisations and destinations
  • To help pupils to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines, work independently and within teams

Staff

Mrs S Todd
Mrs Black

Key Stage 3

12-week modular course each year

Year 8

  • Healthy Eating

Year 9

  • Healthy Eating
  • Home and Family Life

Year 10

  • Healthy Eating
  • Independent Living

Key Stage 4

GCSE Hospitality and Catering

Exam Board: Edexcel

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Hospitality

25% external exam 75% portfolio. Four units completed:

  • Introducing the Hospitality Industry
  • Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Planning, Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Food

CCEA Occupational Studies

100% coursework. Two units completed:

  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Patisserie and Baking

Post 16

COPE Level 3 - Independent Living Skills

Exam Board: CCEA. 100% coursework. Four units completed through this enrichment class:

  • Working With Others
  • Improving Own Learning
  • Discussion
  • Oral Presentation

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Hospitality (Year 13 – 1 Year Course)

Exam Board: Edexcel. 25% external exam, 75% coursework. Four units to be completed:

  • Introducing the Hospitality Industry
  • Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Planning, Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Food

Skills Developed

  • Practical Cookery Skills
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Consumer Awareness
  • Personal and Social Skills
  • Observation Skills    

Career Areas

  • Bars
  • Fast Food Outlets
  • Hotels
  • Leisure Industry
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Tour Guides
  • Travel Agents

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