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Home Economics

The Home Economics department currently has 4 members of staff, Miss Roden, Miss Monaghan, Mrs Dagg and Miss Holligan.  We also have a part-time technician, Mrs Thomson.

Currently the Home Economics department offer the following courses:

  • S1 - All pupils take Home Economics in S1 for two periods a week as part of the main curriculum. Pupils have the option to take a 12 week Home Economics option course in S1 as well.  The option course is two periods a week and is based on developing an understanding of  Scotland & its cuisine through practical lessons.

    S2 - All pupils take Home Economics in S2 for one period a week as part of the main curriculum. Pupils have the option to take a 12 week Home Economics option course for one period a week in S2 and it is based around exploring continental cuisine through practical lessons.

    S3 - Pupils may select Home Economics in S3 as part of their choices.  This course runs for the whole year and is for 1 period a week, and is titled Food for Your Future. Pupils may also take the Hospitality Elective in S3 and this also runs for the whole year and is for 2 periods a week.

    There are 2 course options available to Seniors; Hospitality or Health & Food Technology.

    Senior school pupils may select Health & Food Technology  at the following levels:

    • National 3
    • National 4
    • National 5
    • Higher

    Senior school pupils may select Hospitality  at the following levels:

    • National 3
    • National 4
    • National 5

    There is also a non-certificated Hospitality option for senior pupils to take, titled Skills for Life, where they can develop their practical skills ready to enter the life of world and work. This is a 2 period a week option