Home Economics

Subject Team

Mrs Gray
Mrs Nelson
Miss Trimble

Subject Overview

Home Economics is a subject for life with skills for living and is one of the four subject strands of Learning for Life and Work curriculum. At Tandragee JHS pupils have the opportunity to study key concepts of the curriculum in relation to healthy eating, home and family life and independent living.

Healthy Eating

Providing opportunities to develop understanding required for making choices, planning, storage, preparation, cooking and serving food.

Home & Family Life

Providing opportunities to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit.

Independent Living

Providing opportunities to understand the importance of becoming discerning and effective managers of resources.

Studying Home Economics equips young people to make healthy choices, shop wisely and become independent members of society. It is a practical subject that provides pupils with lots of experiences, teaching them transferable skills which they can use throughout life. This promotes and enhances the well-being of individuals, families and communities through understanding food choice, nutritional health, consumer issues and relationships.

At Tandragee Junior High School we deliver a Home Economics curriculum that is challenging, current and engaging. Each year group is taught a series of different units with practical lessons being a fundamental aspect which enhances the learning of key topics.

What You Will Learn

Year 8

  • What is Home Economics?
  • Shopping for Food & Food Storage
  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Tips For Eating Well

Year 9

  • The World Around Us
  • Family
  • Our Changing Lives
  • You are What you Eat

Year 10

  • What’s in a Label
  • Food Allergies & Intolerances
  • Marvellous Meat
  • Vegetarianism
  • Fantastic Fish
  • Consumer Choices & Decisions

Practical cookery is greatly enjoyed by all pupils and is a wonderful opportunity for them to develop healthy attitudes to food whilst learning life-long skills. We encourage pupils to try new foods and provide them with the opportunity to participate in new experiences. The foundations set through KS3 Home Economics help pupils to make informed choices about studying the subject further at GCSE Food & Nutrition or A level Nutrition & Food Science.

Careers Paths

Home economics provides our students with a foundation that they can carry forward into many careers including:

  • Agriculture
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dietetics
  • Farming
  • Food Science / Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Public Health
  • Restaurant Management
  • Retail Supply / Distribution