New Digital Resources!

  • 30 recipes (PDFs) designed with a one-hour lesson in mind. Key skills are highlighted on each recipe.
  • A printable evaluation guide: includes a series of question prompts and a very useful work bank to encourage and support students to evaluate their dish and their practical food skills. 
  • A printable CBA 2 template: Students can use this template to record and analyse their chosen Food Literacy Skills Brief. 
Skills for Life junior cert Home Economics school book from Folens.

Specification Aligned

Fully aligned to the specification - the textbook follows the strand structure. Junior Cycle key skills highlighted in each chapter and relate to Home Economics.

Skills for Life provides dedicated chapters for classroom-based assessment and final exam and caters for mixed ability teaching with (colour coded) graded questions and extension activities for early finishers.

Skills for Life junior cert Home Economics school book from Folens.

Teach with Confidence

  • Suggested yearly plans cater for sequential or topical teaching
  • Chapter teaching plans mapped to learning intentions, learning outcomes and success criteria
  • A clear, flexible planning guide for each year
  • Comprehensive topic plans
  • Active methodologies and assessment ideas
  • Wellbeing indicators
  • Quick reference to digital resources which include chapter and recipe PowerPoints
  • View sample units of work

Skills & Learning Log

  • Records learning over three years
  • Active learning methodologies
  • Self-assessment activities
  • Knowledge reinforcement
  • Revision
  • Caters for mixed-ability learning
Life skills

Life Skills for Leaving Cert Home Ec

From the authors of Skills for Life and Lifelines, Life Skills has the right balance of concise content and exam-focus to help students maximise their results.

Find out more about Life Skills