Leaving Certificate construction studies provides students in the senior cycle of post-primary education with an introduction to the knowledge and skills involved in construction technology and construction materials and processes. Students develop their ability to communicate ideas and information and to apply accurate observation and scientific investigation through exploring materials and processes.
Construction studies is assessed at two levels, Ordinary level and Higher level, by means of a written examination, a practical test, and an assessment of student project work.
The course aims…
- to introduce pupils to the knowledge and skills involved in construction technology and construction materials and practices, through theoretical study and integrated practical projects;
- to develop the pupils’ ability to communicate ideas and information by appropriate methods, and to encourage them to apply accurate observation and scientific investigation through the exploration of materials and processes;
- to contribute towards their general education, and
- to provide a basis for those who may wish to study construction technology at third level.