Grammar School


GCSE Home Economics (Food and Nutrition)

This course is designed to enable students to investigate the relationship between nutrition, food choice and health and to examine the nature, function, application and implications of food processing in the home.

Students will study and develop competencies in comprehension, analysis and interpretation of information.  They will also be provided with opportunities to investigate, organise, communicate and evaluate, using appropriate problem-solving and decision making skills.

The skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to other settings, enhancing career opportunities and providing a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.

Students opting for this
subject at GCSE will  study:

• Nutrition and Health
• Food choice
• Food Preparation, Processing and Safety
• The Role of the Consumer 

Practical sessions

Students are required to undertake practical work on a weekly basis and while some recipes are compulsory there is increasingly an element of choice in what the students can make.  As they progress through the course they are expected to make two or three items in each practical session. 

We are reliant on the support of parents in providing the necessary ingredients and thank you for your assistance.



   Chess set with storage - by David         Wii Remote Storage - Matthew

Jewellery Box                                          Music Stand

The GCSE grade that they achieve is based upon a final exam (40%) and one piece of coursework (60%); both of these Units are taught with a combination of class-work theory, practical experience and experimentation. These experiences involve both individual and group work.

Click Here to view the Hints/Tips and Deadline support sheet for D&T: Resistant Materials GCSE Final Project. 

Click Here to view the 2 Year Calendar detailing the work covered in D&T: Resistant Materials GCSE.

Click Here to view the Controlled Assessment Calendar for the coursework element.


For any queries on dates, please contact the school on 256571. A weekly calendar is sent to parents for both the lower school and Sixth Form Centre. 

The school term dates can be accessed from the Education Departments website.

Request for Leave of Absence
Parents are advised that leave of absence taken in term time have a serious effect on on school work.  In accordance with the islands Attendance Policy, requests to take a student out of school should be made in writing to the Headteacher by completing the attached form. 

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To open the Sixth Form International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and A Level Prospectus please click here.

To open the Sixth Form Information Booklet, please click here.

Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.