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Home Economics

The consultation on the draft Junior Cycle Home Economics specification is closed. A report on the consultation findings will be published shortly.

The draft specification can be accessed here.

Background Paper for Junior Cycle Home Economics


A background paper on Junior Cycle Home Economics was published in November 2016. The purpose of the background paper was to explore the development of the subject at junior cycle; to highlight good practice at home and abroad; and to use evidence-based research to inform the revision of the specification.

You can read the background paper here.

Subject review

To provide a strong, representative and responsive basis for its curriculum and development work the NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects. The Home Economics Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. The new specification for Home Economics will be developed by the Development Group.