The central focus of Home Economics at Key Stage 3 is the consideration of home and family in relation to the development of the individual and society. The programme of study is designed to enable pupils to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to make informed decisions which may improve the quality of life for themselves and others.
In Fleming Fulton we place a greater emphasis on life and living skills, and incorporate many practical food lessons, where the pupils are encouraged to acquire a good range of basic practical skills, with or without assistance. The development of these skills will relate to the choice, preparation and presentation of food.
Exams and Qualifications
All Post Primary classes follow the NI Home Economics curriculum, with a degree of adaptation to allow for differentiation. Schemes of work and lesson plan are drawn up to incorporate more practical-based lessons to encourage independent living skills, where possible.
Year 10 will begin with a focus on diet and health, as we annually enter the Young Cook of the Year Competition, through which we can boast a long list of successes, indeed Jane Milligan took the 2015 title, earning prizes of £100 for herself and £250 for the department and a voucher for the Home Economics teacher!
Year 11 pupils will study for the new CCEA Home Economics - they will complete three mandatory units and select from a wide range of optional units.
Post-16 students study for BTEC Home Cooking Skills at Level I or 2 this is a fantastic practical course which really develops pupils skills and supports student studying Catering at Springvale.
Post-16 classes are also offered various certificate courses by AQA and CCEA, ranging from 'Prepare Food', 'Keeping Safe', ‘Emotional Wellbeing' and ‘Healthy Lifestyles'.