Choosing Home Economics & Human Ecology

Home Economics is a field of study that focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to foster a healthy and sustainable environment within the family and the community.

The core sections which are fundamental in the study of Home Economics are: The Family, Home and Society and Food, Nutrition and Health. Topics within the core section of The Family, Home and Society include the wellbeing of different members of the family, the efficient management of thehousehold and resources, housing needs, environmental issues and consumer education. The study of Food, Nutrition and Health includes topics such as nutrient goals and guidelines, planning healthy meals for specific dietary requirements, food hygiene and food production.

You can study Home Economics & Human Ecology at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week  N/A

Special Considerations

  • Coursework for A Level students carries 25% of the final Matsec mark. Students can only present their coursework as GCHSS candidates after completing the two-year course and handing in all the components of the coursework.

Recommended Textbooks

Advanced Level

  • Hammond’s Cooking Explained (4th Edition) by Jill Davies, Longman. ISBN: 978-0582305731
  • OCR Home Economics for A2 (2009) by Alexis Rickus and Bev Saunder, Hodder Education. ISBN: 978-0-340-97366-0

Intermediate Level

  • OCR Home Economics for A2 (2009) by Alexis Rickus and Bev Saunder, Hodder Education. ISBN: 978-0-340-97366-0

Further Studies/Career Opportunities

  • University of Malta especially in the fields of education and the caring professions
  • Institute of Tourism Studies
  • MCAST