Home Economics - Movilla


Staff
  • Miss A Gilpin (Head of Department)
  • Mrs W Dalzell (Technician)
  • Mrs L Irwin

 

KS3

Home Economics at Key Stage 3 enables pupils to explore many issues surrounding food, as well as, developing a range of cookery skills in food preparation, cooking and baking. This equips pupils with the knowledge and ability to make good choices about their diet and lifestyle.

Pupils will have an increased awareness of how to become a discerning and effective consumer when making judgements in relation to the environment and personal finances.

Home Economics gives pupils a sense of themselves as social beings and how they relate to one another; making them aware of values and lifestyles that are different from their own and helping them make reasoned judgements in family relationships.
Pupils will develop thinking skills and personal capabilities in both theory and practical classes. This will aid students to lead effective lives as individuals, family members and members of the wider community.

The key concepts we explore in Home Economics are:

Healthy Eating

Exploring Healthy Eating provides opportunities to develop understanding required in the choice, planning, storage, preparation, cooking and serving of food.

Home and Family Life

Exploring Home Life provides opportunities to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit.

Independent Living

Independent Living provides opportunities to explore and understand the importance of becoming discerning consumers and effective managers of resource

 

Childcare

CCEA Occupational Studies: Childcare

 

Students will study two units within Business and Services: The Play Environment and The Physical Care of Babies.

 

Contemporary Cuisine
This unit provides learners with some of the basic cooking principles required by cooks and chefs in the catering industry when preparing and cooking a range of starters, main courses and desserts.

 

 Unit   Section  Assessment  Weighting 

 1

Section 1

Play and Language Development

 

Section 2
Reading with Children

 

Section 3
Play Games with Children

 

 

Knowledge and Understanding

 

 


Practical Work

 

Evaluations

Play Learn and Grow Together

 20%

 

 

 60%

 

 

 20%

 

 

The Physical Care of Babies

This unit is suitable for learners who wish to develop an understanding of the physical care needs of babies. Learners will identify the basic care needs of babies and develop their knowledge and practical skills to meet these needs.

 

 Unit  Section  Assessment  Weighting
 13

 Section 1

  Hygiene Requirements of Babies

 

 Section 2

 Equipment and Clothing for Babies

 

 Section 3

 Feeding Babies

 

 

 Knowledge & Understanding

                          Baby Bath

 Practical Work

                           Cot

 Evaluations

                               Baby Bottle

 20% 

 

 

 60%

 

 

 20%

 

 

 Skills 

Students will develop a range of skills when completing the two units, e.g., the skills to care for a baby, communication, using maths, using ICT, problem solving and working with others.

 

 Careers Students will develop knowledge and skills to gain further training to have a career involving the care of children, for example, Registered child minder and Pre-school assistant.

 

Catering

CCEA Occupational Studies: Catering

 

Students will study two units within Business and Services: The Play Environment and The Physical Care of Babies.

 

Contemporary Cuisine
This unit provides learners with some of the basic cooking principles required by cooks and chefs in the catering industry when preparing and cooking a range of starters, main courses and desserts.

 

 Unit   Section  Assessment  Weighting 

 1

 Section 1

 Health & Safety in   Catering

 

 Section 2

 Starters

 

 Section 3

 Mains

 

 Section 4 

 Desserts

 Knowledge and   Understanding

 

 

 Practical Work

 

 Evaluations

 

HE Dish2

 20%

 

 

 

 60%

 

 20%

 

 

Patisserie & Baking
This unit provides learners with some of the basic baking principles required by bakers and pastry chefs in the catering industry.

 

 Unit  Section  Assessment  Weighting
 11

Section 1
Health & Safety in Catering

 

Section 2
Bread and Scones

 

Section 3
Cakes and Biscuits

 

Section 4
Pastry Products

 

 Knowledge & Understanding

                          HE Dish4

 Practical Work

                           HE Dish5

 Evaluations

                               HE Dish6

 20% 

 

 

 60%

 

 

 20%

 

 

 Skills 

Students will develop a range of skills when completing the two units, e.g., selection and use of appropriate equipment, preparation, cooking, finishing and presentation of a range of dishes and baked products.

 

 HE Careers Sign

Students will develop the basic baking and cooking skills to gain further training to work within the catering industry,

e.g. Baker or Chef. 

   

 

 

Ingredients

The Home Economics Department will source, buy, weigh out ingredients and provide a container to bring their practical work home.


The amount required for the school year is as follows:

  • Year 8-10 Home Economics £20.00
  • Year 11 & 12 Occupational Studies £20.00


The money can be paid to the Home Economics department in total by the next class or alternatively in instalments.

The alternative is that pupils bring weighted out ingredients and a suitable container from home on practical days.

Clubs

Craft and Sewing Club on Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime

 

Homework

Types of Homework

 

      Learning:

  • Key words
  • Theory for tests
  • Preparation for assessments

      Research:

  • Linked to theory or practical lessons

      Written:

  • Question and answers
  • Evaluations

 

 Year Group  No of homeworks in each term
 Year 8  8 
 Year 9  8 
 Year 10  8 
 Year 11  8 
 Year 12
 8

 


 

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