Miss Karen Moore (Head of Department)
Mrs Claire Cammidge
Home Economics in the school curriculum has changed dramatically in recent years to reflect the major developments in Science and Technology and most significantly, changes in the roles of men and women in society. Many traditional ‘craft skills’ have become redundant, while new products and equipment, particularly those relating to Food, Textiles and Technology, have had a significant impact on people’s lifestyles.
Courses offered reflect these changes and seek to promote the subject as relevant to all pupils and to take account of young people’s developing maturity and independence and are equally relevant to both boys and girls. Today’s society needs people who have developed essential ‘life skills’ and who can co-operate in shared endeavours, who are imaginative and creative and who understand the physical and emotional needs of their fellow beings.
Home Economics makes a valuable contribution to the development of these skills and attributes, which can lead pupils through university degrees into challenging and rewarding careers. Studies in Home Economics also make a significant contribution to pupils’ personal and social development, particularly in the area of Health Education.
The department aims to provide pupils with opportunities for personal fulfilment using creative, sensory and manipulative skills, and a sound basis of knowledge and skills which will equip them to deal with the practical issues of life. We strive to develop skills relating to the critical and informed choice and use of resources and to help pupils acquire knowledge and understanding of the physical needs of individuals in the home and the wider community, thus promoting values such as co-operation with others.
Higher Fashion and Textile London Trip - September 2010
Christmas Cakes with Evelyn Hogarth (2nd/3rd Year)
Junk Food Road Show (Transitus) - October / November
Easter Extravaganza - 2011 (with Evelyn Hogarth)
Duke of Edinburgh Cookery Experience (4th - 6th Year)