Key Stage 4: Construction
The construction curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the built environment. It gives students the opportunity to learn about one of the most important sectors in the UK economy. Students develop a sound understanding of key industrial practices to prepare them for a potential career in the diverse construction industry.
Students complete units of study across a range of construction trade specialisms to give them a broad repertoire of skills to emerge as capable craftspeople. Trades such as painting & decorating, joinery, bricklaying and tiling are all taught in a diverse and highly relevant curriculum. In addition, they develop their knowledge of key topics such as infrastructure, sustainability and the life-cycle of the built environment, leaving them able to make immediate progress into the industry should they wish to upon leaving Murray Park.
EDUQAS Level 1 / 2 Technical Award – Construction and the Built Environment
Unit 1 – Introduction to the built environment – External Exam (40%)
Unit 3 – Constructing the built environment – Internal assessment (60%)
Students following an interleaving curriculum plan whereby the exam content is taught alongside the practical skills. Students study three trades in preparation for their final assessment which are joinery, painting & decorating and brickwork. From May in year 10, students will undertake scenario-based tasks which go towards their internal assessment grade. Each task is related to a trade and includes job planning and sequencing, material calculations, tool and equipment identification, health & safety, material use and sustainability.
The external exam is sat in the summer term of Year 11.
C26 – Students can develop their practical skills in all trade areas