Senior Cycle Home Economics

Welcome 

 

Home Economics Resources

Home Economics resources 

 


Online Marking, Examination Paper Design and Stationery Design 2020

 

 

Please find link on the State Examination Commission 

https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=om

 


Register for Updates - Home Economics Teachers   

 

Register your details with the PDST Home Economics so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form

 


 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

 

 


 

Subject Analysis

 

Click here to access the 2019 subject analysis spreadsheet 

 

Sensory Analysis

 

 

Click here to download a pdf copy of the sensory analysis booklet

Click here to downlaod a word copy of the sensory analysis booklet

 

Sensory Analysis Video

  

 

 

SEC Resources

 

Click here to access past exam papers, marking schemes and chief examiners reports.

 

 

Chief Examiners Report 2011

 

Click here to access a downloadable copy of this report

 

New Resources

 

A comparison of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exam now and eighty years ago
 
 
Access a range of resources on how sugar affects the human brain.  See the News section for more information.
 
 
 
Useful Links

 

 

Useful videos

 

This video from the Irish Times website illustrates how students should answer a table/pie chart analysis question in the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exam.

 

Watch a video from the 1950s entitled "Why study Home Economics?" on the Home Economics - Alive section of the website.

 

Sugar and the human brain

 

How sugar affects the brain is a TED-ED lesson which can help students learn how sugary drinks and food can be addictive.  It also explores how the body processes sugar.  Teachers and students can register with TED-ED to customise the lesson and answer review questions.  Guided discussion questions are also included.

 

Another video which explains why many of us crave sugar is available from Untamed Science.  Please note that this video is on YouTube.

 

Suggestion: After watching the videos at the links above and learning why we crave sugar and what it does to our bodies, encourage your students to examine their personal sugar consumption habits.  Sugar Stacks is a US-based website which is useful to help understand how much sugar is in the food and drinks that many people consume.  

 

For School Based Support

 

All schools can apply for subject based support.

To avail of school based support for Home Economics, follow this link to our online form

 

For Additional Support 

 

The Association of Teachers of Home Economics (ATHE) also provide Continuous Professional Development courses, workshops and an annual conference to support post-primary Home Economics teachers in Ireland. PDST collaborate with ATHE.

 For further information, please go to www.athe-ireland.ie

 

PDST Support

 

Esther Herlihy is the Administrator and is based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath

 

E-mail address:  estherherlihy@pdst.ie