Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

Please note: this section relates to the legacy specification. The final resit opportunity will be January 2019 (for externally assessed units only - no controlled assessment units available). This will also be the last opportunity for certification.

Specification



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Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 21 November 2016
(Version 8) For first teaching from September 2009, for first assessment from Summer 2010, for first award in Summer 2011. NOTE: CCEA will NOT be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

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Summer Examination 2015 (S/IF/17/15)
(PDF), Last Updated: 26 March 2015

GCSE Controlled Assessment Units & Cash-Ins withdrawn from January Series (S/IF/47/13)
(PDF), Last Updated: 25 June 2013

Specification Update (S/IF/82/11)
(PDF), Last Updated: 30 August 2011

Revised GCSE Home Economics Specification (S/IF/79/10)
(PDF), Last Updated: 14 September 2010

Revised GCSE Home Economics Specification (S/IF/63/09)
(PDF), Last Updated: 23 September 2009

We have divided this course content into three compulsory units:
Unit 1: Diet and Health, and Consumer Awareness
Unit 2: Diet and Health (Controlled Assessment)
Unit 3: Consumer Awareness (Controlled Assessment)

These are outlined in more detail below:

Unit 1: Diet and Health, and Consumer Awareness

  • What’s on the Plate?
  • What’s in Food?
  • What’s on the Label?
  • Ages and Stages
  • Dietary Disorders
  • Special Diets
  • The Facts Behind the Issues
  • Keeping Food Safe
  • Creativity and Food
  • Being an Effective Consumer
  • What Influences Shopping?
  • Money Matters
  • Wiser Buyer.

Unit 2: Diet and Health (Controlled Assessment Tasks)

  • Planning activity;
  • Practical activity; and
  • Evaluation activitiy.

Unit 3: Consumer Awareness (Controlled Assessment)

  • Identification of issues;
  • Research-based activity;
  • Primary investigation; and
  • Conclusions and evaluation.

The course is assessed through one written paper and a series of controlled assessment tasks.

For more information, see the specification.