Occupational Studies - Construction
The Technology and Design department offers two CCEA Occupational Studies Units that provide an increased practical vocational approach to learning.
Unit 16 Bench Joinery Step Stool – completed in Year 11
Unit 18 Carpentry & Joinery Bird House – completed in Year 12
To achieve a full qualification, you must complete both units. The final grade is based on the combined scores of both units.
The two units include:
Consideration of health and safety issues with respect to workshop activities.
Consideration of career opportunities related to working with wood in the construction industry
An appreciation of environmental issues relating to timber.
The appropriate use of hand tools, and basic hand held power tools
Techniques of cutting, jointing, boring, and planing to produce construction related components.
Construction of projects made out of wood.
Evaluating your own performance at the end of each task and at the end of each project.
ASSESSMENT WEIGHTINGS OF EACH UNIT
AO1 THEORY (20%)
Recall knowledge and understanding of the specified context. A Theory Portfolio to include weekly diary entries is how this is section is assessed.
AO2 PRACTICAL (60%)
Apply knowledge, understanding and skills in occupational contexts through undertaking practical tasks.
-Unit 16 Bench Joinery in Year 11 – Step Stool Project
-Unit 18 Carpentry & Joinery in Year 12 – Bird Feeding House
Observation of workshop activities and marking of the accuracy of work completed is how this section is assessed.
AO3 EVALUATION (20%)
Analyse and evaluate each stage of your work and make judgments about your performance, indicating where improvements could be made.