Home Economics

Welcome to the Home Economics Department in De La Salle College. We strive to create a happy, caring and creative environment where pupils and staff enjoy working together to learn new skills and develop existing skills.

Home Economics is about much more than food. It combines aspects of nutrition, cooking, relationships, consumerism and independent living. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health and home and the management of available resources. Each pupil will be encouraged to achieve their full potential and prepare for life and work, by learning new skills and building upon those already established in the home. In this subject, each pupil will have the opportunity to develop a range of essential life skills including critical thinking, creativity, decision making, communication, using mathematics and managing information.

We have two state-of-the-art Home Economic rooms, equipped with all of the essential resources needed to develop important life skills.

Subjects offered within our Department

  • KS3 Food and Nutrition (HE) (Years 8, 9 and 10)

  • GCSE Food and Nutrition (CCEA)

  • OCN Occupational Studies – Design & Creativity

  • BTEC Level 3 Hospitality

  • BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

Career links

Studying Home Economics equips pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to work in a range of different careers, some of which include:

 

  • Careers within the Hospitality Industry (Hotel Manager, Chef)

  • Environmental Health Officer

  • Home Economics Teacher

  • Careers in Food Science (New Product Development Technician/Manager

  • Quality Technician/Manager, Sensory Analyst)

  • Dietician or a Nutritionist.

 

There are also many more careers to choose from.

Extra-curricular activities

Pupils will have opportunities to visit food establishments such as Tayto Factory and compete in a range of competitions including the De La Salle Bake-off and the Mount Charles Cookery Competition. Seasonally influenced Cookery Clubs enable pupils to bake in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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