Senior Cycle Home Economics



Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


Subject Analysis


Click here to access the 2017 subject analysis spreadsheet 


Sensory Analysis



Click here to download a pdf copy of the sensory analysis booklet

Click here to downlaod a word copy of the sensory analysis booklet


Sensory Analysis Video




SEC Resources


Click here to access past exam papers, marking schemes and chief examiners reports.



Chief Examiners Report 2011


Click here to access a downloadable copy of this report


New Resources


A comparison of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exam now and eighty years ago
Access a range of resources on how sugar affects the human brain.  See the News section for more information.


For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for Home Economics, follow this link to our online form.


For Additional Support 


The Association of Teachers of Home Economics (ATHE) also provide Continuous Professional Development courses, workshops and an annual conference to support post-primary Home Economics teachers in Ireland.  PDST collaborate with ATHE.  For further information, please go to


PDST Support


Esther Herlihy is the Administrator and is based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath

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