Students who choose BTEC Construction will develop a working understanding of what it is like to work in the Construction industry, with a particular focus on Carpentry and Joinery techniques and processes. BTEC Construction students must be organised and hard working to meet the needs of the set project briefs.
The aim of this course is to enable learners to:
BTEC Construction students are assessed on coursework only, units that are included in the course are as follows:
The construction industry remains one of the UK's biggest exports, generating revenues of over £81 billion a year and employing 2.8 million people. The sector embraces civil and structural engineering, construction, building services and surveying. It incorporates everything from house building to constructing dams and bridges; to road, rail and air transport infrastructures; and industrial plant, power stations and gas platforms.
For each two week cycle students will be timetabled for five periods of 60 minutes each. Three lessons will be practical based, where students will develop new skills and techniques that will help to improve their practical outcomes.
The other two periods will be theory based lessons. Focussing on the knowledge and understanding required to inform the production of the relevant written assignments appropriate to the units covered.
In Construction there is a need for regular learning and independent study. Guidance will be given on how to prepare for lessons and consolidate you own learning so that you can have the best chance of success
Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.
GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.
Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.
Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!
The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)