Through the study of Home Economics, we aim to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and competences which will help them to be resourceful in their day to day lives. Pupils will be provided with opportunities to explore real life situations related to health and nutrition, family life and independent living.


Home Economics

Levels taught:



Post 16

(Permanent staff only)

Mrs A Rodgers (HOD)
Mrs H Evans
Mrs S Cummings

(Subject/Topic Content)

Year 8

  • Welcome to Home Economics
  • Introducing food and The Eat-well Guide
  • Managing resources and equipment
  • Weighing and measuring
  • Consumerism and labelling


Year 9

  • Taking care of our food
  • What’s the fuss about breakfast
  • Fast foods and obesity
  • Ethical consumers


Year 10

  • Recipe adaptation
  • Convenience foods
  • Changing family needs


GCSE Hospitality 

Through studying this course, students gain core knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the skills required for working in it. Students have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of theoretical and practical contexts.

Year 11

  • The Hospitality Industry


Year 12

  • Hospitality and the Customer


Year 11 /Year 12

  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Service


GCSE Child Development

This course focuses on the study of the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of young children from conception to the age of five years.

Students gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Pregnancy
  • The needs of young children
  • The roles and responsibilities of parents
  • The social and environmental influences that affect family life
  • How important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Home economics skills (including practical skills)
  • Human needs in a multicultural society
  • Relevant technological and scientific developments


Year 11

  • Parenthood, Pregnancy and the Newborn Baby


Year 12

  • The Development of the Child and Investigation Task