Staff

Head of Department

Mrs C Majury

Subject Teachers

Mrs E Cochrane (P/T)
Mrs C Houston (P/T)
Miss K McNeilly
Miss L Semple

Technician

Mrs C McKibbin


Aims

Home Economics is a subject through which many skills can be developed - in particular the practical skills involved in planning, preparing, cooking and serving food. However Home Economics involves much more than this. Students will learn about the inter-relationship between diet, health, family, home and the choice and management of resources.

In Home Economics we aim to:

  • foster enjoyment in the subject and to enable pupils to gain knowledge, understanding and skills which will allow them to make informed decisions about food, home and family life
  • stimulate and maintain student curiosity, interest and enjoyment of the subject
  • enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary relevant to the study of Home Economics
  • develop a wide range of practical skills through relevant learning experiences
  • enable students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as initiative, decision making and independence
  • enable students to work independently and as part of a team
  • develop an awareness in students of the relevance of the subject for the individual and the family
  • allow pupils to develop informed opinions and to be able to support them by reasoned arguments
  • make pupils aware of career opportunities through Home Economics
  • enable pupils where appropriate, to achieve in public examinations and gain access to higher education

Key Stage 3

  • Home Economics is at the core of the revised curriculum for KS3 and is one strand of Learning for Life and Work
  • It is a subject through which many skills can be developed - in particular the practical skills involved in planning, preparing, cooking and serving food
  • In Regent House School, all Key Stage 3 pupils study Home Economics 2 periods each week throughout the year
  • Pupils have regular experience of practical activities in which they are encouraged to develop a range of skills, including food preparation skills, organisational skills, problem solving, working with others and time management
  • Ingredients are purchased by the Home Economics Department at a cost of £20 to cover the entire year
  • At the end of Key Stage 3, all pupils have the opportunity to select the subject for further study at Key Stage 4 and beyond

Year 8

  • Introduction to Home Economics
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Weighing and measuring
  • The Eatwell Plate: Sugar
  • The Eatwell Plate: Milk and dairy foods

 

Year 9

  • Food poisoning
  • The Eatwell Plate: Fats
  • The Eatwell Plate: Starchy foods
  • Food labelling
  • Family life

 

Year 10

  • The ethical consumer
  • The Eatwell Plate: Protein foods
  • Independent living
  • Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle

CGSE Food and Nutrition

Pupils study the Food & Nutrition specification. 

Each year group studies Food & Nutrition 4/5 periods each week. The KS4 course offers opportunities to build on the skills and capabilities developed through the delivery of the KS3 curriculum.


Nutrition and Food Science

Pupils study the Nutrition and Food Science specification.

The AS and A2 specification builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills developed within GCSE Food and Nutrition and provides a basis for progression to the full A Level GCE. 

Careers

The A Level course provides a good foundation for higher education courses in Home Economics and related subjects and for a range of interesting careers:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Product development
  • Food production, management and quality assurance
  • Hospitality
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition, leisure and tourism
  • Catering
  • Environmental health
  • Food supply management
  • Marketing
  • Food journalism
  • Occupational health
  • Consumer studies