Home Economics

Hello, welcome to the Year 8 Home Economics page.

This page will give you some information about things that you will study during your first year in St Paul’s.  Whether or not you have studied this subject at primary school, we’re sure you will find the information below helpful.  Further information and recipe booklets are available on Oscail 24/7.


The following topics are covered in Home Economics during Year 8:

  • Introduction to Home Economics
  • Safety & Hygiene rules
  • Basic First Aid
  • Measuring
  • Table setting
  • Cooker Management
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Why we eat
  • Food Storage
  • Choosing Food
  • Family roles
  • Conflict and Compromise
  • Needs of family members
  • Types of shops
  • Labelling
  • Budgeting


Home Economics