Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes

Content

Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing

  •  General principles
    •    Substructure
    •    Superstructure
    •    Internal construction
    •    Services and external works
    •    Heat and thermal effects in buildings
    •    Illumination in buildings
    •    Sound in buildings

Part II – Practical Skills

  •  Tools
    •    Processes

Part III – Course Work and Projects

  •  Workshop/laboratory experiments
    •    Student projects

Assessment

Construction Studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper (50%), a practical test (25%) and a student project (25%). A revised syllabus, with the title Architectural Technology, has been prepared, but funding hasn’t currently made available to proceed with implementation.

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