S3 Home Economics

Course Overview

The S3 Home Economics course continues to give pupils a broad general education, ensuring that the foundations are laid for smooth transition for pupils to go onto study Hospitality or Health and Food Technology.                 

4 Units of work:   

Cookery Skills, Processes & Techniques

 Food for Health

Contemporary Food Issues

Hands Up For Food Hygiene - incorporating REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate

This course covers a range of topics including health, nutrition, dietary needs and will introduce pupils to contemporary food issues which can affect our choices as consumers. It will include 2 practical cookery lessons/1 theory lesson per week which will help to develop basic practical food preparation skills, with dishes become more challenging & complex as skills are improved. It will allow pupils to develop their organisational and time management skills.   

 Planned Dishes S3

Pupils will sit the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, which is a industry recognised food hygiene qualification.

Due to the high cost of food stuffs, pupils are expected to contribute towards the practical lessons, it is anticipated that this will be £40.

 

Progression

S4 – Hospitality Practical Cookery N4/N5

S5/6 – Health & Food Technology N5/Higher

Careers

Studying Home Economics can benefit you to pursue a number of careers including:

Catering, Home Economics Teacher, Dietician, Nursing, Food Technologist, Retail Management, Social Worker, Quality Control, Trading Standards, Care Worker, Hotel Management, Environmental Health Officer and Journalism.

Mrs Cairney

S3 Home Economics Pupils in S3 will have a variety of homework tasks, ranging from completion of their practical skills log, evaluations of products made, evaluating equipment, researching recipes, completing time plans for dishes to be made in class, evaluating cookery programmes watched, designing leaflets and investigating packaging as well as being expected to be practising their practical skills at home on a weekly basis.

Mrs Watson

S3 Home Economics Pupils in S3 will have a variety of homework tasks, ranging from completion of their practical skills log, evaluations of products made, evaluating equipment, researching recipes, completing time plans for dishes to be made in class, evaluating cookery programmes watched, designing leaflets and investigating packaging as well as being expected to be practising their practical skills at home on a weekly basis.

Miss Gill

S3 Home Economics Pupils in S3 will have a variety of homework tasks, ranging from completion of their practical skills log, evaluations of products made, evaluating equipment, researching recipes, completing time plans for dishes to be made in class, evaluating cookery programmes watched, designing leaflets and investigating packaging as well as being expected to be practising their practical skills at home on a weekly basis.

Resources

Useful Websites

www.sfdf.org.uk                  www.foodafactoflife.org.uk              www.rehis.com

www.foodindustrycareers.co.uk                       http://www.futurechef.uk.net/