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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley

Home Economics


Home Economics

Miss K Connelly
Ms C McAllister

Mrs S Lawlor [Technician]

Key Stage 3

Home Economics is a key subject in the school curriculum. It is a life skill and our aim is to equip our pupils with skills and knowledge, which will promote and encourage good health throughout life.

At key stage 3 pupils study 3 main subject areas:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Home and Family Life
  • Independent Living

Pupils get one 50min period of Home Economics per week. Pupils cook every two weeks.

GCSE and Post 16 courses

At these level pupils will study a BTEC in Hospitality. Hospitality is an exciting and diverse industry offering opportunities for work in different situations all over the world. It provides food, drink and accommodation to travellers when away from home whether they are working or on holiday. There are a variety of skills to learn, such as cooking a meal, looking after the customer, planning and running an event.

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Hospitality


  • This course consists of 7 units and is equivalent to two GCSE’s. Two of the units will be assessed through exams the other 5 units will be assessed through coursework.
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality


  • This course consists of seven units which will be studied over two years and is equivalent to one A Level. All of the units will be assessed be through coursework.