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Home Economics AS at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Taking a course in Home Economics will encourage you to: - develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to meet human need in a broad range of activities - develop an awareness of the management of resources to meet an identified human need in a diverse and ever-changing society, including value issues - take account of rapid technolgical changes and the growth of scientific knowledge and understanding - evaluate critically evidence to justify informed decisions - use information and communications technology (ICT) where appropriate - develop innovative, creative and original ideas through active investigations - make use of your wider knowledge and understanding This Home Economics specification aims to give you an understanding of a variety of issues including nutrition, food production, health, food safety and hygiene and social, environmental, family and society issues.

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE including English

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Health and Social Care or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Home Economics, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Home Economics, Catering, Textiles or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Home Economics such as a Professional Cook, House Keeper or Teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across a range of industries are looking for, especially in areas of catering and textiles.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year