Home Economics

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Ms C Farrington (Leader of Learning)
Mr S Donnelly
Ms Jemphrey
Mr R Fitzpatrick

At Key Stage 4 students can opt to follow Occupational Studies in Hospitality and Catering which (CEA) focuses on the vocational use of the skills developed at Key Stage 3.  This Level 1 and 2 qualification covers Food Preparation and Cooking (Kitchen and Larder and Patisserie).  This is a practical skills based, continuously assessed course.  Home Economics is taught to all pupils throughout Key Stage 3, where topics such as Healthy Eating, Home and Family Life and Independent Living are covered.  Pupils learn a range of skills including making healthy food choices and budgeting, to creatively using food to develop skills to help them cope with roles and responsibilities involved in modern family life.   The Home Economics Department of the Belfast Model School for Girls is located within a suite of purpose-built rooms.  Each of the three rooms has facilities to enable the practical teaching of food preparation.

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