All students commencing Year 10 in September 2016 will work towards completing their GCSEs alongside their choice of Construction specialism.
Ofsted say – In construction, pupils participate in construction projects that have a real purpose, and therefore need to be carried out to professional standards.
The following subjects making up the core of the academic studies:
- English (Language and Literature)
- Science (Double Award)
- A GCSE in one of the following subjects: History / Triple Science / Computer Science
Students choosing Construction also study all of the following level 2 courses. Each qualification is equivalent to one GCSE.
WJEC Level 2 Award: Construction and the Built Environment – 120 GLH
Unit 9811 Safety and security in construction (external assessment)
Unit 9812 Practical construction skills (internal assessment)
Unit 9813 Planning construction projects (internal assessment)
WJEC Level 2 Award: Designing the Built Environment – 120 GLH
Unit 9821 Planning potential of construction projects (external assessment)
Unit 9822 Drawing construction plans (internal assessment)
Unit 9823 Building structures and materials (internal assessment)
WJEC Level 2 Award: Planning and Maintaining the Built Environment – 120 GLH
Unit 9831 Adding value to the built Environment (external assessment)
Unit 9832 Maintaining the built environment (internal assessment)
Unit 9833 Sustainable built environments (internal assessment)
* These subject offerings may change depending on Government announcements, regulations and the viability of student numbers.