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Home Economics

“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing” Aristotle

Home Economics is a dynamic area of study that brings together many different ways to ‘read’ the world through; food, health, financial, consumer and environmental literacies.


It is a multidisciplinary subject that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills pupils require for adult life. It contributes to the fundamental aim of the school by providing challenging learning experiences, which are achievable and motivating.


The Home Economics curriculum at Sullivan Upper School is guided by pupil interests, experiences and the environment in which they live. Current issues relating to diet, health, trends in family living and consumer protection are incorporated into teaching and learning opportunities.


Home Economics empowers pupils to become aware of themselves in a wider world context develop independence make informed judgements and responsible decisions relating to their own lives and their relationships with others.


All pupils study Home Economics at KS3 as part of the Statutory Learning for Life and Work Programme. GCSE Food and Nutrition is offered to pupils in Year 11 and 12. AS and A2 Nutrition and Food Science is also offered in Year 13 and 14.

Departmental Aims
  • To provide a rich and varied curriculum that is relevant and stimulating for all pupils.

  • To encourage each pupil to aspire to academic excellence.

  • To develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with the subject, through practical and theoretical contexts.

  • To develop skills of investigation, analysis, evaluation, informed decision making and problem solving.

  • To develop skills relating to the choice, preparation and presentation of food.

  • To promote a balanced approach to food choice and eating habits.

  • To develop a range of personal and interpersonal skills.

  • To encourage pupil independence and develop their ability to take responsibility for their own learning and work practices.

  • To develop pupil confidence in communication across a range of media and for a variety of purposes.

  • To provide opportunities for pupils to explore tertiary study options and career paths linked to Nutrition and Food Science.



For more information about GCSE Food and Nutrition

GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition (2017) | CCEA


For more information about GCE Nutrition and Food Science


Ms C Thomson (Head of Department)
Mrs R V Campbell (Part-Time)

Mrs S M Dalzell (Part-time)
Miss K Millar
Mrs J Stewart (Technician)

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