Subject Leader: Mr P Humphries

Key Stage 4

Level 2 Vocational Award in Constructing the Built Environment

Exam Board: WJEC
Level: 2

Course Overview

Students develop knowledge and skills within the construction sector. They will be expected to understand the way buildings are designed and constructed. They will develop knowledge of appropriate materials and building techniques. They will also have opportunities to develop practical skills, such as bricklaying, painting and carpentry.

Assessment: 50% examination, 50% coursework

Curriculum Content

Year 9

Term 1: Bricklaying.
Term 2: Sustainable Design.
Term 3: Painting and Decorating Phase.
Term 4: Carpentry - Key Skills.
Term 5: Painting and Decorating - Wallpapering.
Term 6: Design Development.

Year 10

Term 1: Health and Safety in construction.
Term 2: Design Project.
Term 3: Carpentry – joinery.
Term 4: Painting and Decorating.
Term 5: Plumbing services.
Term 6: Electrical installations.

Year 11

Term 1: Health and Safety in construction.
Term 2: Carpentry - advanced skills.
Term 3: Painting and Decorating - wallpapering.
Term 4: Design evaluation.
Term 5: Examination preparation.
Term 6: Examinations.