At Leaving Certificate Level the Home Economics syllabus is divided as follows;

Core

The core consists of three areas:

  • Food Studies (45%)
  • Resource Management & Consumer Studies (25%)
  • Social Studies (10%)

Electives

There are three electives, from which one is chosen

  • Home Design and Management (20%)
  • Social Studies (20%)
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design (20%)

A food studies coursework booklet worth 20% of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics mark is also completed in fifth year. This requires the completion of five food studies assignments.