The course is essentially about the study of buildings and the built environment.
The theoretical part of the course examines all parts of building from the planning stages to the completed building.
The course is studied under the following main headings.
• Planning and Design
• Drawings and Documents
• Site Preliminaries and Foundations
• Walls, Partitions
• Floors, Roofs
• Windows and Doors
• Plastering and Painting
• Plumbing and Heating
The examination at higher and ordinary levels has three separate components.
Section A Three hour written paper worth 300 marks.
The exam consists of 10 questions out of which five have to be attempted.
Question 1 is a compulsory drawing question of a building detail.
4 hour practical woodwork exam where the student makes a small item out of timber under exam conditions.
The exam takes place in May. This accounts for 150 marks.
Building Project where the student makes a building detail, a scale model of a building or a craft piece.
The student also produces a portfolio to accompany the project that they make. This accounts for 150 marks