Sixth year students studied the Social Studies elective this year. For Junior Cycle, the students complete two classroom-based assessments, an assessment task and a written examination.
The fifth year students completed all 4 of the compulsory leaving certificate assignments. It is made up of questions in topics you have studied over the three years.
Home Economics as a subject continues to be a very popular option and many students proceed to further study in the related fields of Food Science and Health, Nutritional ScienceFood Technology and Dietetics to mention but a few.
The internet is used for investigating Leaving Certificate assignments and researching designs for creative crafts. Career Possibilities This subject provides a good foundation in careers including Health, Education and Tourism, Clothing and Design and the Food industry, some sample occupations below; Baking and Confectionery.
One was a coffee morning in early December held by the 5th year LCA students. Practical cookery assessed through written exams only Textile Electives—fashion design, social studies, home design and management There is a lot more Sociology e. Those choosing the Textiles, Fashion and Design elective must produce a garment which will be inspected and graded.
As part of the Core Areas, a mandatory section comprises of Practical Coursework which must be completed during the two years and will be sent to the Department of Education and Science for inspection. There is also a link with some other subjects, namely Biology, Business Studies and even Building Construction — again, this cross-curricular advantage is helpful when choosing subjects.
Students will utilise the design brief process to research, generate ideas and possible solutions for their food literacy skills brief, drawn from a list of briefs issued by the State Examinations Commission.
When available, Home Economics students can use the school computer room for individual research and projects.