Kerry ETB
Castleisland Community College
Colaiste Phobail Oileán Chiarraí

Junior Cycle Home Economics

Junior Cycle Home Economics


Subject Overview

Junior Cycle Specification

Home Economics aims to develop students’ knowledge, attitudes, understanding, skills, and values to achieve optimal healthy and sustainable living for every person both as an individual and as a member of society.

Students develop practical food and health literacy skills so that they are enabled to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make informed decisions that positively impact their health and wellbeing as individuals as well as within their families and society.

Home Economics nurtures students’ resourcefulness, innovation, adaptability, and competency as consumers. It develops students’ creative design and textile skills. Home Economics develops students who are environmentally conscious and dedicated to a sustainable and responsible way of life.

The assessment of Home Economics for the purposes of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will be comprised of two Classroom-Based Assessments, a practical food skills examination, and a written examination. All assessments will be at a common level.

The practical food skills examination and the written examination will be marked by the State Examinations Commission.

Cross-Curricular Links

Home Economics is beneficial when studying the following subjects: Art, Business Studies, CSPE, English, Geography, Materials Technology (Wood), Mathematics, Religious Educaton, Science, SPHE, and Technical Graphics.

No events found
Members of the Castleisland Community College Student Council who have been cited, with their guidance counsellor, Juanite Lovett, as being instrumental in the college gaining its fourth Ambassador School Award. Included are from
Tonbwee, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
066 7141196
© 2023 Castleisland Community College