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Construction Awards
WJEC - Level 1 and 2
Course Breakdown
This qualification will open up the world
of the built environment sector, which
covers all aspects of the creation of our
towns and cities, and is fundamental to
creating a sustainable future. The
WJEC Construction Awards provide a
fantastic springboard for those wishing
to pursue a career within this exciting
and progressive industry. These
qualifications are based on industry
approved
content,
provide
the
opportunity to inspire the next
generation
of
young
people
considering a construction career path.
Students will develop skills needed for
progression to further education,
employment and training, apprentices
& vocationally related and occupational
qualifications. Students will learn in a
practical environment. The programme
is facilitated via close links with industry
providers and employer sponsors and
projects. Students have the opportunity
to regularly visit live construction sites,
exploring domestic, industrial and
commercial sub and superstructures.
Students will learn an array of practical
skills in our well-equipped workshops.
Geography
AQA GCSE
Geography is an exciting and relevant
subject. The AQA syllabus has a
balance of physical and human
themes and investigates the link
between them. Students will travel the
world from their classroom, exploring
case studies in the United Kingdom
(UK), higher income countries (HICs),
newly emerging economies (NEEs)
and lower income countries (LICs).
This two year course comprises
of
Designing
the
Built
Environment and Constructing
the Built Environment.
Each equivalent to 1 GCSE. Each
qualification
includes
one
externally assessed unit (25%)
and two internally assessed
units (50% + 25%)
Course Breakdown
The syllabus has a good overlap with
Construction and will provide you with
excellent skills with urban planning,
sustainability
and
resource
management. It is issue based so you
will be investigating real issues in real
places.
Topics of study include
climate change, poverty, deprivation,
global shifts in economic power and
the challenge of sustainable resource
use. Students are also encouraged to
understand their role in society, by
considering different viewpoints,
values and attitudes
The subject content is examined
over three papers.
Paper 1: Living with the physical
environment (35%)
Paper 2: Challenges in the
human environment (35%)
Paper 3: Geographical
application (30%).
Art
AQA GCSE
Course Breakdown
During the course students will
explore a range of two and threedimensional media, techniques and
processes, experimenting with both
traditional and new technologies,
building a controlled assessment
portfolio. Main specialisms include
architecture & interior design, fine art
and photography. Students will
develop a personal response, theme
or intention with an emphasis on
developing and realizing their ideas.
Experimenting with state of the art,
industry standard equipment and
processes, students will develop
key skills that not only satisfy the
course content but will also
provide the key skills that are
required
for
professional
employment. From traditional hand
sketching, painting and drawing
techniques to the use of CAD CAM
including AutoDesk Revit, Google
Sketchup, laser cutting and 3D
printing technologies.
This two year course comprises
one internally set task (60%) and
one externally set task
(40%) - 10 hour practical exam
with preparatory work.
Endorsements can include :Art Craft & Design
Fine Art
Graphic Communication
Three Dimensional Design
Photography

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