The Level 1/2 award in constructing the built environment is assessed in the following ways.
60 minute on-line exam which is taken in June of year 10.
Practical construction skills. Pupils will carry out 3 practical renovation tasks which will include carpentry/joinery, tiling and electrical work. This work is carried out and then a report written up.
Designing the built environment. Pupils will be given a design task in which they have to plan the build of a simple structure.
Throughout year 10 pupils will prepare for the health and safety exam and practice a range of practical skills.
Pupils will learn how to fit door hinges, fit a door handle and hang a door.
Cutting simple wood joints.
Tiling. Pupils will learn to prepare, an area for tiling and learn how to cut, lay and finish a tiled area.
Stud walling. pupils will learn how to build and dry line a stud wall and experiment with different fastenings and fixings.
Electrical work. pupils will begin by wiring a plug before moving on to an extension lead and finally wiring a light switch and light.
At the start of year 11 pupils will start task 2 and then complete task 3. After the assessed work has been completed pupils will learn some basic plumbing skills including replacing tap washers and installing and repairing bathroom equipment and water tanks.