Home Economics

Fabric roomStaff
Janice Rodger
Claire MacGill
Michelle Simpson
Jo Fleming (technician)

Courses
S1/2:
General course
S3:
Health and Food Technology, Childcare with Textiles
S4/5/6:
National 3-5 /Higher Health and Food Technology
National 3-5 Hospitality :Practical Cookery
National 4-5 Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare
National 5 Hospitality: Practical Cake Craft

Home Economics Qualifications Summarised by National Parent Forum of Scotland…
National 4 Health and Food Technology and National 5 Health and Food Technology

Ethos
Within the Design faculty, the Home Economics Department aims to create a positive, inclusive and creative environment where students can develop their confidence and skills in both written and practical work.

There is a high expectation of behaviour and work and students are encouraged to take an independent approach to learning showing responsibility for their progress

Major Achievements
Many of our senior students have continued onto further and Higher education and have been successful in gaining qualifications in Hospitality and Catering, Nutrition and Health, Early Education and Childcare and Nursing.

HFT ClassroomResources
The department comprises 2 fully resourced Food Technology classrooms and 1 Textile technology classroom.

We also have specialised equipment to deliver skills for work Early Education and childcare including pregnancy simulator and 3 computerised babies.

Courses
Students follow a broad general course in S1 and S2. In S3 they continue with broad general education but in addition have the opportunity to study childcare and textiles and health and food technology, leading onto National 3, 4 or 5 in the senior phase.

In senior years pupils can achieve National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher certification in several subjects dependent on their practical experience and ability.

Extra Curricular Activities
Home Economics staff offer lunchtime and after school study support for students in all of our subject areas. Staff also contribute to the program of study offered by the school during the Easter holidays. In addition, senior Hospitality and Cake Craft students have the opportunity to attend extra practical skill sessions on Friday afternoons in the spring term.

During their course work, Early Education and Childcare students have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Childhood and may also organise work experience visits to local nursery and primary schools.