In Junior Certificate Home Economics you will be examined in three ways:
- Coursework - with help of your teacher, you will choose a project from one of the following areas: Child Development, Design and Craftwork or Textiles Skills
- A practical cookery exam - you will have a one and a half hour practical cookery exam which involves preparing and cooking food
- A written examination - you will also have a written exam, which you can take at Higher or Ordinary level. When the time comes to decide, your teacher will help you choose the level that suits you best.
The assessment of Home Economics for the purposes of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will comprise: two Classroom-Based Assessments: Creative Textiles and a Food Literacy Skills brief; a practical food skills examination; and a written examination. All assessments will be at a common level. The second Classroom-Based Assessment will include preparation for the practical food skills examination. The practical food skills examination and the written examination will be marked by the State Examinations Commission.