Aims:

  • • To provide pupils with knowledge and practical skills for application in life within the home and community
  • • To ensure that pupils will be capable of wise decision making in areas related to their personal resources.
  • • To develop in pupils competence in making wise consumer decisions
  • • To develop interest in the vocational aspects of the subject

 

Skills:

Pupils should be able:

  • • To use a variety of methods to develop cognitive skill such as discovery – learning and problem solving
  • • To demonstrate a range of practical skills
  • • To obtain and retrieve information from various sources
  • • To use certain effective skills such as creativity, imagination
  • • To record information accurately
  • • To interpret data

 

Syllabus Structure:

The syllabus structure consists of two sections:

  • • A common course of five areas of study
  • • One elective from a choice of three

 

The five areas of study include:

  • • Food studies and Culinary Skills
  • • Consumer Studies
  • • Social and Health Studies
  • • Resource Management and Home Studies
  • • Textile Studies

 

One elective will be chosen from the following three:

  • • Childcare
  • • Design and Craftwork
  • • Textile Skills

 

The syllabus is offered at two levels, Ordinary and Higher.

Assessment:

Assessment of pupils will consist of both practical and written examinations, at Ordinary and at Higher levels.

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