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Home Economics

Staff

  • Mrs G. Tait
  • Mrs E. Barclay
  • Miss J. Ellison

 

Department

Food for thought, life and wellbeing is a daily concept for the team of Home Economics specialists here at Stromness Academy; using practical work to demonstrate theory.
From S1 to S6, students are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of ingredients, learn basic life skills and demonstrate a creative flair. Non practical lessons continue the interactive theme; sensory analysis, taste testing and product evaluation to name but a few.
The Fashion & Textile course is a highly practical subject which will allow you to show off your creativity. The course begins with all the basics to build up confidence. You will then start to learn about various techniques which will allow you to create a variety of fashion and textiles items which you can then design yourself. Examples of items that you will make are fleece hats, pencil cases, cushions, tote bags, skirts and pyjamas bottoms.

 

Facilities

1 food room with 10 working stations
1 food room with 5 working stations and classroom seating
1 textiles room with 6 sewing machines and classroom seating

 

Courses

Course Choice 2021-22

BGE

Fashion & Textile BGE 2021-22

Food Technology BGE 2021-22

Senior Phase (S4-6)

Fashion and Textiles N4 & N5 H 2021-22

Hospitality N4 & N5 2021-22

 

S1

S2

S3

Food Technology
Textile Techology

 

Senior Phase S4-S6 (SQA)

National 4 Hospitality  National 5 Fashion
National 5 Hospitality  Higher Fashion
National 4 Fashion 

 

Links

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