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GCSE Home Economics / Child Development

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Rose_Petal, May 23, 2007.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I am interested in teaching the above course at Secondary level and wondered whether you could tell me what would be the best route to be able to do this? Is there a preferred degree? I am currently studying for a Joint Honours degree in Childhood Studies / Education Studies.

    Any help would be most appreicated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hi Everyone,

    I am interested in teaching the above course at Secondary level and wondered whether you could tell me what would be the best route to be able to do this? Is there a preferred degree? I am currently studying for a Joint Honours degree in Childhood Studies / Education Studies.

    Any help would be most appreicated.

    Thanks
     
  3. does any school still teach it?
     
  4. Home Ec is now Food Tech and Child Development is taught at ours as part of Health and Social Care.

    You can apply for a DT PGCE I think... try posting on the DT page, they'll know more!

    If you really are considering, ring up so local schools and ask to go in for a few days to see what it is like. Most places are happy to do this!
     
  5. Hi, We are starting Home Economics in Sept instead of Food Technology and still teach Child Development at KS4. We have students from PGCE at Northumbria for TP at my school so Northumbria might be worth contacting for entry requirements onto PGCE courses......Depending on what area you live in. I trained at Worcester and I think Cardiff and Manchester both did courses too......but it was a while ago. Hope this helps
     
  6. Thank you very much for your replies everyone - thats great xx
     
  7. in a school of 1200 we run 2 GCSE classes per year, it is unlikley that you would be able to teach just child development, it seems that child development is often taught by DT departments so a DT specialism would help. The Home Economics suite of subjects only covers food and nutrition and child development (they dropped textiles) which is a different specification to food technology which comes under the design technology suite
     
  8. Yes in our school it is taught by food and textiles teachers, in other schools i have taught in it belongs to the health and social care teachers. Either way it is very unlikely you would be able to teach just child development
     
  9. Hello
    I trained three years ago on a DT PGCE, specialising in food and textiles. During my training some of the schools did still teach Home Economics (food and nutrition) which I was involved with as well as the Food technology subject.
    I have only taught food technology since then, but have just been made head of a Home Economics department of a school. We teach Home Economics (food and nutrition) at both GCSE and AS/A2. At my current school I teach Health and Social Care (with lots of child development in - again during training did the same thing). The head of Health and Social Care (and vocational subjects) is an ex Home Economics teacher.
    Hope that helps - the bottom line is the only way to get into food is the DT PGCE or a GTP (which many schools may go for as there is a shortage of foodies) and Health & Social / Child Development can be something you pick up or get given on the way.

    Good luck
    IAx
     
  10. Thank you very much IA thats a great help - would you mind me asking what degree you got prior to your DT PGCE?

    xxx
     
  11. You wont get onto a dt pgce with that degree. Its need to be 50% a dt subject.

    You may be considered for a 2 year pgce.
     
  12. Yes i thought that may be the case! :-( xxx
     
  13. if you want to go down the health and social / child development / CACHE nursery nurse teaching route you could do a 1 year PGCE in either health and social care or even do a primary / early years PGCE which is what a work mate of mine did and she is now teaching in secondary doing HSC, child dev and CACHE DCE- your degree would be great for a nursery nurse teacher
     
  14. Yes i am considering a Primary PGCE once i graduate -there are so many options open to me at the moment im quite confused! I was doing a 3 year Primary Education with QTS degree but due to a nightmare placement my confidence has been knocked badly and i decided to transfer onto the 2nd year of the Childhood and education studies degree which i will be starting in September. I do desperately want to teach and i am abit upset that i allowed myself to be knocked down by the experience but i suppose i did what i felt was best at the time!
    The secondary / FE teaching also appeals to me as i Mentor Year 7s and Year 11s voluntarily at a local High School and i love it!

    Thanks again everyone for all your advice.

    xxx
     
  15. 'i' before 'e' except after c.
     

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