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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Home Economics


Home Economics at Key Stage 3 is part of Learning for Life and Work. In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils get the opportunity to examine key concepts in relation to healthy eating, home and family life and independent living.  Year 8, 9 and 10 is divided into a series of units which are designed to be enjoyable, challenging and relevant for our pupils.  A wide range of practical cookery is built into each unit of work so that pupils can develop a range of important skills such as working with others, problem solving, cooking skills and using equipment. 


KS3 Overview

Key Stage 3

Our aims in HE

  • To encourage pupils to display a positive attitude towards health and wellbeing.
  • To prepare for life and work as individuals, as contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and environment.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils so that they can develop a range of skills to promote independence through planning, managing and using resources.
  • To encourage pupils to build their personal and interpersonal skills and capabilities.
  • To encourage pupils to develop a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving.



Key Stage 4


9th Oct 2019
Cookery club has started again and runs every Thursday from 320pm - 5pm.  All...
14th May 2019
Year 8 pupil Melanie was our ‘teacher’ last week at Cookery Club. With...
5th May 2019
Some pictures from this week’s Cookery Club - Malteser Cheesecake.
3rd May 2019
The girls and boys at Cookery Club have continued to chop, slice, sizzle and stir...
4th Feb 2019
Kassie Blanton Yr8 and Deimante Vaisnoraite Yr9 took part in the Mount Charles Regional...
19th Jan 2019
Another very successful Open day in SJBC Home Economics department. Parents enjoyed...
5th Jan 2019
We run our Cookery Club every Thursday after school. Everyone is welcome and each...
17th Nov 2018
Well done to all of our students who took part in the Craigavon Bake Off. All local...