Construction at The Long Eaton School
MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN YEAR 12
A BTEC First Award is equivalent to one GCSEs grade A* ‐ C. It is a practical, work ‐ related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments based on situations related to the construction industry and practical trade skills.
It introduces learners to a wide range of knowledge and skills which will give them opportunities to progress onto other courses.
What must I offer?
Pupils taking this course should have the ability to communicate well both orally and on paper, must be physically able to participate in a wide range of practical activities and competent enough to work within Health and Safety guidelines.
What subjects will I study?
The course is made up of four units, which is a mixture of core and mandatory units that provide a general foundation, and specialist units of particular topics in more depth.
Typically the units are:
- Construction Technology (External assessment)
- Construction Design (Internal assessment)
- Scientific and Mathematic Applications for Construction (Internal assessment)
Specialist – one from
- Exploring Carpentry and Joinery (Internal assessment)
- Exploring Trowel Operations (Internal assessment)
- Exploring Painting and Decorating (Internal assessment)
How will be assessed?
Students are assessed on a portfolio of evidence accumulated throughout the course and 25% by an external assessment. An overall grade for the qualifications is awarded to all students who successfully complete all units.
Grades awarded are Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Students must pass the external assessment to a level 2 standard, otherwise a level 1 will be achieved.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Long Eaton School directly.