All students in Lagan College follow a course in Home Economics at Key Stage 3 (Years 8 – 10). The central focus of the course is the consideration of the home and family in relation to the development of the individual and society and is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for themselves and others. During the three years, they will address the areas of Diet and Health, Family Life and Choice and Management of Resources, using a variety of teaching and learning techniques. Lagan College students annually participate in our Junior Chef competition.
At Key Stage 4, students can opt to continue studying for GCSE in two areas – Food and Nutrition or Child Development. Both these subjects are relevant and important for students’ overall academic and personal development. We also offer a very successful Health and Social Care Post 16 A Level course, which has proved to be an excellent preparation for progressing into third level education and many potential career choices such as social work, nursing and teaching.
We believe Home Economics is a relevant subject at all stages of school life and offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills which can positively affect their future lives – in a fun and interesting setting!