Senior Cycle Home Economics



Home Economics Resources


Home Economcis resources link 


Registration for Updates - Home Economics Teachers   


Register your details with the PDST Home Economics so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form



Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


 Active Learning Workshops 


The aim of the workshop is to explore the following topics:


· Active Learning Methodologies within the Home Economics classroom

· Incorporating Literacy and Numeracy strategies

· Integrating Digital technologies into Home Economics

Participants are asked to bring their own device with battery charger for the workshop.



To book your place, please go to PDST Evenit booking




Subject Analysis


Click here to access the 2017 subject analysis spreadsheet 


Sensory Analysis



Click here to download a pdf copy of the sensory analysis booklet

Click here to downlaod a word copy of the sensory analysis booklet


Sensory Analysis Video




SEC Resources


Click here to access past exam papers, marking schemes and chief examiners reports.



Chief Examiners Report 2011


Click here to access a downloadable copy of this report


New Resources


A comparison of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exam now and eighty years ago
Access a range of resources on how sugar affects the human brain.  See the News section for more information.


For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for Home Economics, follow this link to our online form.


For Additional Support 


The Association of Teachers of Home Economics (ATHE) also provide Continuous Professional Development courses, workshops and an annual conference to support post-primary Home Economics teachers in Ireland.  PDST collaborate with ATHE.  For further information, please go to


PDST Support


Esther Herlihy is the Administrator and is based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath

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