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Home Economics


Leaving Certificate Home Economics provides students with knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for managing their own lives, for further and higher education and work. The learning experiences in home economics develop flexibility and adaptability in students, prepare them for a consumer-oriented society and provide a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in food, textiles, science, design, social studies and tourism.

This syllabus is for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education and is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels.

Students who do Biology and Business will find some overlapping topics which makes things easier.

Home Economics Course Content

Core Areas

  • Food Studies
  • Resource Management and Consumer Studies
  • Social Studies


  • Home Design and Management


  • Textiles, Fashion and Design


  • Social Studies

The Exam

Practical Coursework - 20%

This is worth 20% of the final mark this is submitted in journal form in sixth year.

Written Exam paper – 80%

The written examination has three sections:

Section A (60 marks)

12 short questions and you're marked on your best 10. These deal mainly with all the core areas.

Section B (180 marks)

5 questions of which you must answer one question (Food Science and Nutrition) and any other 2 questions (from the other Core Areas).

Section C (80 marks)

3 questions of which you must answer one question . Elective question based on your chosen elective.

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