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Home Economics & Child Development Department

Introduction

Head of Department: Mrs L Kelly BA (Hons) PGCE

Teaching Staff: Mrs V O’Loane BEd (Hons) PQH
Technical Staff: Mrs P Murphy BA (Hons) and Mrs K Jueno

The Home Economics department at St Columbanus’ College prides itself on providing high quality teaching and learning experience for all of our pupils. This is reflected in our exams success at GCSE.  For the past 3 years, our GCSE Home Economics results have achieved a 100% A*-C pass rate!

Cooking Well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.

– Julia Child

Home Economics is taught to all pupils at Key Stage 3 Level. The focus is on:

  1. Healthy Eating
  2. Independent Living
  3. Home & Family Life.

At Key Stage 4 we deliver GCSE Home Economics and GCSE Child Development. For specifications please click on the following link: http://ccea.org.uk/home_economics/

Many of our pupils choose to study Health & Social Care at Post 16 Level.

 There is no sincerer love than the love of good food.

George Bernard Shaw

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colours, there are only so many flavours – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.

Wolfgang Puck