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Construction introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices.

This is achieved through theoretical study and practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes.

Students will be taught to interpret technical information and to plan the refurbishment of a building, taking into account health and safety issues in different contexts. They will apply their learning, using the appropriate skills and techniques to then carry out the refurbishment. 

Key Stage 3:

Construction is only studied at KS4 (GCSE) as an options subject.

Key Stage 4:

Unit 1: Safety and Security in Construction

This is an externally assessed unit with an exam at the end of the course and worth 25% of students’ overall grade. Students will evaluate health and safety along with security in construction in preparation for the exam.  

Unit 2: Practical Construction Skills

Throughout this unit students will learn to interpret technical information in order to identify materials, tools and equipment needed to complete construction tasks. Students will develop a range of construction skills which can be used during construction processes, ensuring they take account of any health and safety issues. 

Unit 3: Planning Construction Projects: Coursework

Through this unit, students will learn about different types of jobs that exist in the construction sector and the processes that are followed by people working in the sector that ensure projects are successful. Students will use the knowledge and understanding they have acquired through carrying out practical construction tasks and consideration of safety and security of construction processes, together with planning skills developed through this unit, so that students can plan construction projects. 


  • STEM workshops
  • Craft club

Key skills You will Learn:

  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Electricals
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing 
  • Painting & Decorating 
  • Tiling.

Next Steps:

Careers & Courses

This course will provide valuable experience to help students access a variety of post 16 construction courses at sixth form/college or go straight into employment at apprenticeship level.

Many students go on to obtain apprenticeships in building, plumbing, electrical installation, painting and decorating, plastering and carpentry.


Head of Department: Mrs D Habashanti - dhabashanti@qesluton.co.uk