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Key Examination Terms
is about empowering individuals, families and communities.
It aims to
help young people to establish values, attitudes, knowledge and skills which will empower them to make well-informed decisions about their lifestyle, and act on these decisions.
The current Junior Certificate syllabus for Home Economics was introduced in 1991 and was first examined in the Junior Certificate 1994.
Home Economics is an applied subject, combining theory with practical work, so that students will understand concepts and have the ability to solve problems using skills developed.
Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the relationship between individuals, their families, and their environments, both immediate and distant.
We aim to promote a sense of responsibility towards sustaining resources within those environments.
The syllabus is offered at two levels, Higher Level and Ordinary Level. The syllabus framework is common to both levels.
The syllabus structure consists of: (a) a common core of five areas of study (b) an optional study, from a choice of three.
The Junior Certificate course consists of five areas:
1. Food Studies (theory) & Culinary Skills (Practical) 40% (120 hrs)
2. Consumer Studies 15% (45 hrs)
3. Social and Health Studies 10% (30 hrs)
4. Resource Management & Home Studies 10% (30 hrs)
5. Textiles Studies 10% (30 hrs)
An Optional study is structured to allow students the opportunity to undertake a more detailed study of one area of the core.
One optional study may be chosen from the following three:
Thus, Childcare is related to Social and Health Studies; Design and Craft-work to Resource Management and Home Studies; Textile Skills to Textile Studies.
The syllabus will is assessed at two levels, Higher and Ordinary .
The course may be taught at both levels within the one class grouping if required.