There used to be a course, in secondary education in the UK, called, Home Economics, It covered all sorts, the basics of cooking and of general household economics and housekeeping. Of course, at the time, early 60s, it was generally only open to girls, which later, rightly changed. It didn't include carpentry and gardening, which was open to the boys, this also changed. The problem was, by the time my sister, 10 years younger than me, got to secondary school, the programme had certainly changed so that any child could opt for it; however it had also degenerated in the cooking side into how to cook cake mixes and other processed and pre-made meals, and then disappeared altogether, 'spend is better than mend' as the children were indoctrinated in, Huxley's, Brave New World.
When we reached the third year, as it was called then in the secondary school, each educational step restarted at year one, Sid Bottoms, the headmaster, took all the boys; and Miss Noaks ( I never knew her 1st name) the biology teacher, took all the girls for life skills, which included, sex, drugs and rock n roll, personal finance, and how in general to behave in a civilised society, often these classes joined in big events in the assembly hall to be taken together by Sid and Miss, N.
Those lessons were probably the most influential lessons of all of my childhood education, and I was one of the lucky ones because I had parents that taught me all this stuff as well, for kids who didn't have that sort of home life, it must have been an eye opener.
I don't know if other secondary modern schools did this at the same time, but as far as I know, those types of classes don't exist now.
Sorry, bit of a rambling waffle there:-)