Home Economics


S. Davidson (Head of Department)

A. Braden

C. Hempton

J. Chittick

H. Barr (HE Technician)


In Omagh Academy, KS3 Home Economics is designed to develop in our pupils the knowledge, understanding skills and competences which will improve their quality of life. Home Economics combines aspects of science, nutrition, cooking, parenting skills and finance. Students learn about the inter-relationships between diet, health, family, home and the management of resources. Home Economics delivers vital skills that enable students to lead effective lives as individuals and family members as well as members of the wider community.

All pupils receive two periods of HE per week in Years 8-10 and the Programme of Study cover the following:

Year 8

  • Hygiene

  • Kitchen safety

  • Equipment

  • Food safety

  • Food storage

  • Nutrition

  • Health eating

  • Family life

  • Recycling.

Year 9

  • The baby

  • Nutrition

  • Meal Planning

  • Convenience foods

  • Breakfast

  • Consumer Issues

  • Labelling

  • Money Management

Year 10

  • Housing

  • Methods of Payment

  • Consumer organisations & legislation

  • Shopping online

  • Nutrition

  • Vegetarianism

  • Food safety

  • Food product design

  • Ethical consumerism

  • Diet related disorders 


CCEA Home Economics: Food and Nutrition





Component 1: Food and Nutrition

External written examination 2 hours


Year 12

Component 2: Practical Food and Nutrition

Controlled assessment


Year 12

A Level

CCEA Nutrition and Food Science




AS 1: Principles of Nutrition

External written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

20% of A Level

AS 2: Diet, Lifestyle and Health

External written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

20% of A Level

A2 1: Food safety and Quality

External written examination

2 hours 30 minutes

30% of A Level

A2 2: Research Project

Internal assessment

Students complete a 4000 word research-based project

30% of A Level


The Home Economics department has two fully furbished practical Home Economic rooms. The department is a bright and attractive environment for staff and pupils. In addition, there is a purpose built ICT suite which allows ICT to be incorporated into schemes of work for all Year groups to engage pupils actively and enhance their learning. 



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