Home Economics (HE) in the Broad General Education (ie S1 to S3) makes an invaluable contribution to a young person's holistic education. Alongside engaging practical cooking experiences that encourage a diverse and healthy diet, the HE Team develop pupils' knowledge of food technology, health & safety and broader lifeskills regarding budgeting for food, etc. This develops into the Senior Phase (ie S4 - S6) where pupils study hospitality and continue with valuable health & wellbeing inputs, including cooking for life beyond school.
For each year group there is a small annual nominal charge (detailed below) that accounts for the fact that young people take home their cooking and provided with packaging, thus home economics has a high disposable budget cost to meet. This charge is standard across all secondary schools and contributes to the quality of the young person's experience.
|Year Group||Amount per School Year|
|S1 & S2||£15|
|S5 & S6||£40|