Leaving Cert Home Economics can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.

Subject Group; Social

The Home Economics syllabus provides students with knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for managing their own lives, for further and higher education and work. Home- Ec prepares students for a consumer-oriented society and provides a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in food, textiles, science, design, social studies and tourism.

Leaving Cert Home Economics Subject Content

The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Home-Economics under the following headings;

  • Food Studies
  • Resource management and Consumer Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Textiles, Fashion & Design
  • Home Design and Management

Exam Structure

The Home-Economics Leaving Certificate exam is 80% written examination and 20% practical coursework.  The written exam is 2 hours 30 minutes. The written exam consists of both short and long questions from all aspects of the course.

To discuss whether Home-Economics would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and www.education.ie – data correct as of 27/7/2015