Home Economics

Leaving Certificate: Leaving Certificate Home economics provides students with knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for managing their own lives, for further and higher education and work.

The learning experiences in home economics develop flexibility and adaptability in students, prepare them for a consumer-oriented society and provide a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in food, textiles, science, design, social studies and tourism.

Core Areas of Study:

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Resource Management and Consumer Studies
  • Social Studies



Leaving Certificate Home Economics is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels

Students will complete;

  • Food studies Assignment booklet (worth 20% of overall grade)

Past briefs: https://www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/BI-EX-96002850.pdf

  • Written examination (worth 80% of overall grade)