Subjects

Construction

WJEC LEVEL 1/2 VOCATIONAL AWARD

Why study Construction?

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS A WIDE AND DIVERSE INDUSTRY WHICH OFFERS A HUGE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK IN, INCLUDING AREAS SUCH AS CARPENTRY, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL.

A broad range of skills are available to enhance practical skills, from a DIY level to an expert craftsman level.

What will I learn about?

You will learn practical, hands on skills that are immediately transferable to the workplace, such as Tiling, Bricklaying and maintenance skills.

You will have to consider aspects that change and improve the value of the built environment in order to make recommendations on how to raise the quality of certain areas.

You will do this first of all by analysing your local area, and how it is used by the community.

How will I be assessed?

Practical Unit (worth 50%- mainly practical learning)

Learners will inspect different household construction areas and locate examples of maintenance that need to take place. They then plan the repair task, taking into account of health and safety issues. They will use carpentry, electrical and brickwork skills to carry out the repairs.

Planning Unit-Exam 1 (Worth 25% – External Exam)

Learners will learn about the stages of a construction project and all the people involved in realising a construction project.

Safety and Security Unit- Exam 2 (Worth 25%- External Exam)

Through this unit you will learn about the safety and security issues faced on a building site. Specifically you will learn about Health and Safety legislation relating to the safe working practices of a construction site. Alongside being able to identify risks and implement control measures. Finally you will study the security measures in place on building sites to prevent unauthorised access.

What happens in lessons?

The course is split roughly 50/ 50 between mainly written assessment and practical work.

What are some of the skills I will need?

  • A love of practical based learning using a range of construction based
  • Determination when solving problems particularly when using skills related to literacy, numeracy, and

Year-by-Year Subject Breakdown

In Year 9 your child will study:

  • Health and Safety legislation relating to the construction
  • Risk assessment and security issues in the construction industry.
  • Basic construction skills relating to joinery.
  • Basic construction skills relating to tiling.
  • Basic construction skills relating to bricklaying.
  • Basic construction skills relating to electrical installation.

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using in-class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a cumulative test at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 9.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9 is:

  • Students will be given a homework booklet to work from at the start of the year they will be set a task to complete every week.
  • Prior to summative exams, student’s homework will be to revise in preparation.

In Year 10 your child will study:

  • Project management of construction projects.
  • Solving problems in a construction industry context.
  • Their unit 2 bricklaying task.
  • Their unit 2 electrical installation task.
  • Their unit 2 joinery task.
  • Revision of topics covered relating to health and safety legislation in the construction industry.
  • Revision of topics covered relating to risk assessment and security issues in the construction industry.

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using in-class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and a mock exam at the end of the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 10.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 10 is:

  • Students will be given a homework booklet to work from at the start of the year they will be set a task to complete every week.
  • Prior to summative exams, student’s homework will be to revise in preparation.

In Year 11 your child will study:

  • Revision of topics covered relating to health and safety legislation in the construction industry.
  • Revision of topics covered relating to risk assessment and security issues in the construction industry.
  • Revision of topics covered relating to project management of construction projects.
  • Revision of topics covered relating to solving problems in a construction industry context.
  • Their unit 2 bricklaying task.
  • Their unit 2 electrical installation task.
  • Their unit 2 joinery task.

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed using in-class quizzes and tests, summative assessments at the end of each half term and mock exams at two set points during the year, which will test everything they have learnt throughout Year 11.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 11 is:

  • Students will be given a homework booklet to work from at the start of the year they will be set a task to complete every week.
  • Prior to summative exams, student’s homework will be to revise in preparation.