Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes


Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing

● General principles

● Substructure

● Superstructure

● Internal construction

● Services and external works

● Heat and thermal effects in buildings

● Illumination in buildings

● Sound in buildings

Part II – Practical Skills

● Tools

● Processes

Part III – Course Work and Projects

● Workshop/laboratory experiments

● Student projects


Construction Studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper, a practical test and a student project.