Newtownhamilton High School 
Every Child An Important Child 
Newtownhamilton High School 
Every Child An Important Child 
Home Economics 

Home Economics at Newtownhamilton High School  

Home Economics is a really interesting, useful and enjoyable subject which is taught to all pupils in Key Stage 3 and the teacher is Mrs Alexander. It is included within the area of Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage Three; where the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and resources are addressed in both practical and theoretical contexts.  
This involves pupils in the study of nutrition, food choice, diet and health within the context of home and family. At both Key Stage 3 & 4, the course offered is designed to encourage pupils to think critically, make informed choices, develop practical food skills and manage resources so they are enabled to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community. 
Key Stage 3 Home Economics 
The KS3 Home Economics programme of study contains three interrelated strands of experience. These strands define the content which should be covered and include: 
1. Home and Family life 
Exploring home and family life provides opportunities to understand the importance of the family as a caring unit. 
Young people should have opportunities to: 
Explore the roles and responsibilities of individuals within a variety of home and family structures / Develop awareness of parenting skills / Investigate some of the changing needs of family members at each stage of the lifecycle / Explore strategies to manage family scenarios. 
2. Healthy Eating 
Exploring healthy eating provides opportunities to develop understanding required in the choice, planning, and storage, preparation, cooking, and serving of food. 
Young people should have opportunities to: 
Develop practical skills in the safe, hygienic, healthy, and creative use of foods to plan, prepare, cook and serve a range of healthy meals / Develop the practical skills in the safe use of a range of utensils and appliances in the preparation, cooking, and serving of a variety of dishes / Investigate the impact of storage, preparation and cooking of food / Explore ways to achieve a healthy diet. 
3. Independent Living 
Exploring independent living provide opportunities to understand the importance of becoming discerning consumers and effective managers of resources. Young people should have opportunities to: 
Develop a range of skills to promote independence through planning, managing and using resources / Investigate a range of factors that influence consumer choices and decisions / Investigate consumer rights, responsibilities and support available in a range of scenarios. 

GCSE Home Economics Food & Nutrition 

This course builds upon the work students have been involved with in Key Stage 3 Home Economics. Emphasis is placed on the diet and health. Through studying this specification, students develop knowledge and understanding of practical home economics skills / diet and health / how to be a discerning consumer / issues that affect the quality of human life / human needs within a multicultural society and relevant technological and scientific developments.  
This GCSE specification also encourages students to adopt a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving in relation to home economics. It also encourages them to develop as effective and independent learners. 

Career Possibilities 

Environmental Health Officer 
Food Technology 
Public Health Nutritionist 
Trading Standards Officer 
Food Management and Supply 
Hospitality Management 
Quality Management 
Health is like money, we never have a true idea of it's value until we lose it. "Josh Billings" 
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