GCSE Construction (CCEA)
Through studying this subject, students develop knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry. They also develop and practice some of the craft, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Technical Skills that are widely used in the Construction Industry. Students have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge and skills in relevant, workshop based activities.
The subject is broken down as follows:
Unit 1: The Construction Industry for the 21st Century – 40% (External Exam)
Unit 2: The Construction Craft Project – 30% (Workshop based, wood-work activity)
Unit 3: Computer Aided Design in Construction – 30% (AutoCAD printed portfolio)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction (A-Level)
BTEC’s are not exam-based qualifications. Students study real-life, work-based case studies and complete projects and assessments, which contribute to achieving each unit studied. Each BTEC is made up of units. The number of units is dependent on the level and size of BTEC being studied (e.g. BTEC Introductory, BTEC National). In order to complete each unit, students must achieve against a set of outcomes. The assessment criteria address theory with practical exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows the student to analyse and improve their own performance through their course in much the same way as they would in a real workplace. The projects that students undertake form the basis of their unit results which are graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Three Units are taught in Year 13, and three units are taught in Year14.
Unit1 – Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment – taught by Mr. P McCormack
Unit3 – Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment – taught by Dr. B Doherty & Mr. A Convie
Unit4 – Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment – taught by Mr. J Devine
Unit 2 – Construction and the Environment – taught by Mrs. RA Slane
Unit 5 – Construction Technology and Design – taught by Mr. J Devine
Unit 10 – Surveying In Construction & Civil Eng – taught by Mr. J Devine