Home economics at junior cycle focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for living as individuals and as members of a family. Home economics is very relevant to the present and future social, creative and management needs and skills for living. The syllabus is based on a core of five areas of study that will be studied by all students and one optional study, from a choice of three.
Home Economics is assessed, at Ordinary and Higher Level, through three different methods of assessment: a food studies practical examination, an elective study project and a written examination.
Note: A new specification for junior cycle home economics will be taken by first year students from September 2018.