Junior Cycle Materials (Wood) Technology
In Wood Technology students will explore the natural and made world through the medium of design, seeking out opportunities to creatively and innovatively apply the material/resource in making and shaping their environment. The sustainable use of and management of this natural resource is important as the world faces the challenges of the 21st century. Learning in this subject will be active and student centered, with learners collaborating in the pursuit of knowledge and in the safe management of the Wood Technology classroom environment. Through the challenges posed by the design-based philosophy of the subject, students will develop the relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values to bring ideas from conception to reality in a way that will allow them to be expressive, creative and innovative.
The assessment of Wood Technology for the purposes of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will comprise:
Two Classroom-Based Assessments
Mr Mc Guirk
CBA 1 -
Wood Science in our environment
The teacher’s judgement is recorded for the purpose of subject learning and assessment review, and for the school’s reporting to parents and students. The CBA will be completed within a three-week period during term one of second year.
CBA 2 -
Self analysis and evaluation
The teacher’s judgement is recorded for the purpose of subject learning and assessment review, and for the school’s reporting to parents and students. The CBA will be completed within a three-week period during term one of third year and will inform the student’s work on the project.
Project - 70%
Will be specified and marked by the State Examinations Commission annually
Written Exam - 30%
Set and marked by the State Examination Commission
Leaving Certificate Construction Studies
Construction Studies is the study of buildings and how they are designed and built. The course ranges from designing buildings, planning applications, impact of buildings on the environment, site selection, foundations, construction methods and material selection to heating, lighting, electrical installation, energy saving and interior design.
The course has a practical element, a project, and a final exam. The practical element comprises practical woodwork skills essential in the construction of a house. The project is a study by the student of any aspect of the course. It can range from furniture making, construction of building details to geothermal heating, architecture and interior design.
It is not necessary to have studied Technical Graphics /Technology /Materials Technology at Junior Certificate in order to take up this subject at Senior Certificate. This subject is offered at Ordinary and Higher Level.
Written Exam - 50%
Practical Exam - 25%
Project Work - 25%