New Junior Cycle Home Economics
Junior Cycle Home Economics develops the knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to achieve optimal, healthy and sustainable living for every person as an individual and as a member of families and society.
There are three strands
Strand 1: Food, health and culinary skills
Strand 2: Responsible Living
Strand 3: Textiles and Craft
Assessment for Junior Cycle Home Economics
Written examination: 50% of final examination mark. There will be one examination paper at a common level. This is marked by the State Examinations Commission.
Practical food skills examination: 50% of final examination mark. It is based on CBA 2, the food literacy skills brief. Students will demonstrate culinary and creative food literacy skills in the implementation of the chosen brief. They will have one and a half hours plus 30 minutes preparation time. Issued and marked by the State Examinations Commission.
Below are examples of some of the practical work completed by students showcasing their cookery skills in their practical food skills exam.
Classroom-based Assessments (CBA’s)
Classroom Based Assessments are completed during normal class time and are individual projects assessed by the class teacher.
CBA 1: Creative textiles will be completed in Second Year. The student will make a textile item for an individual or the home or recycle or upcycle a textile item for an individual or the home.
Below are some examples of students’ hoop art textile projects. They are all a vibrant mix of colour, texture and themes.
CBA 2: The food literacy skills brief will be completed in Third Year where the students will research, analyse and plan the requirements of a food literacy brief.