Home Economics

Junior Cycle

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 is an applied subject, combining theory with practical work, so that students will understand concepts and have the ability to solve problems using skills developed. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the relationship between individuals, their families, and their environments, both immediate and distant. We aim to promote a sense of responsibility towards sustaining resources within those environments.


The Junior Certificate course consists of six areas:

  1. Food Studies

  2. Consumer Studies

  3. Social and Health Studies

  4. Home Management and Textiles

  5. Design and Craftwork


Ordinary Level

Food & Culinary skills practical Exam – 45%

Design & Craftwork – 15%

Written Exam – 40%

Higher Level

Food & Culinary skills practical Exam – 35%

Design & Craftwork – 15%

Written Exam – 50%

Student Work

Student Work JC