Construction

Curriculum Intent 

The Technology team aim to develop resilient, independent and confident students who have practical and evaluative skills and analytical knowledge in our wide range of vocational subjects. 

Students are encouraged to foster globally-responsible attitudes through investigating materials, technological developments and an understanding of sustainability on a local, national and international level. 

All our subjects include an understanding of how the world works and going forward to anticipate jobs that have not yet even been created. Technology is an ever-expanding discipline that has problem solving at its core, is academic as well as practical, involves learning through doing and we hope above all, enjoyable. 

Gold Standard Teaching and Learning 

  • High expectation of pupil behaviour at all times 
  • Well planned and resourced series of lessons
  • An expectation that pupils will accept responsibility for their own learning and work independently 
  • Use of assessment criteria to be integral in developing students’ autonomy and understanding of their own progression and target setting 
  • Subject specific language to be used by the teacher and students, across both Key Stages, so that the students’ become completely familiar with technical vocabulary in lessons    
  • High demands of pupil involvement and engagement with their learning 
  • A range of practical, oral and writtenskills 
  • Use of a range of learning strategies to support students of all levels 
  • Stretch and challenge through questioning, modelling and via the variety of tasks set 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Effective use of summative data to inform short, medium- and long-term planning 
  • DIRT 
  • Regular use of encouragement and rewards to engage and motivate pupils  

Key Stage 4 Overview 

Year 9 

When  What we are Studying? 
Autumn 1  Joinery Principals and Techniques  
Autumn 2  Introduction to Brickwork 
Spring 1  Joinery Tool Box 
Spring 2  Further Brickwork Techniques 
Summer 1  Unit 1 Health and Safety 
Summer 2  Community Support Project 

 

Year 10 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Unit 2 Joinery – Stud Walls 
Autumn 2  Unit 2 Plastering 
Spring 1  Unit 2 Painting and Decorating 
Spring 2  Unit 1 Health and Safety 
Summer 1  Brickwork Techniques 
Summer 2  Unit 1 Exam 

 

Year 11 2019-20 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Unit 2 Brickwork Assessment 
Autumn 2  Unit 2 Write up Planning and Evaluation 
Spring 1  Unit 3 Planning Construction Activities 
Spring 2  Unit 3 Planning Construction Activities 
Summer 1  Unit 3 Planning Construction Activities and Unit 3 Exam 2 Hours 

 

Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

Exam Board Details: WJEC Constructing the Built Environment 

Unit 1 1 Hour paper/Electronic 

Unit 2 NEA Practical Assessment 

Unit 3 2 Hour Paper/Electronic 

 

What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

HSE.gov 

Functional maths 

 

What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

HSE.gov 

WJEC Construction YOUTUBE channel 

 

What can I do to encourage my child to take a further interest in Construction? 

Watch TV programmes such as: Grand designs and DIY SOS 

Help with projects at home 

 

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