LEAVING CERT: HOME ECONOMICS EXPERT VIEW: TOPICAL AND RELEVANT
leaving cert (higher) analysis 2004-2016
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Home Economics 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.
Home Economics – Social and Scientific is an applied subject combining theory with practice in order to develop understanding and solve problems. It is concerned with the way individuals and families manage their resources to meet physical, emotional, intellectual, social and economic needs.
Home Economics focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills and attitudes that will enable students to take control of their own lives at present and in the future, whether that be in the home, in further education, in the world of work, or other life situations.
It prepares students who pursue the subject for life in a consumer-oriented society and provides a learning foundation for those seeking employment in a wide range of careers, such as:
1. FOOD INDUSTRY
(Food supplies, food production, marketing, retailing, catering, food technology, food chemistry, nutrition, food safety;)
3. FASHION INDUSTRY
4. HEALTH & FITNESS
5. SOCIAL SCIENCES
Assessment is through a terminal exam paper (80%) and a practical food journal (20%).
The elective allows students the opportunity to undertake a more detailed study of one area of the core. The areas include: