Construction

Intent

At Beauchamps High School we endeavour to have a curriculum that is underpinned by our vision in construction and core values of “ the home is where the heart is “ family culture promoting wellbeing ,enjoyment and a love of learning is built within the school. Foundations are key ,setting out the opportunity for students to lay down the bricks to build a future .Inspired by staff, layers of learning develop and construct a strong partnership into a lasting legacy for the community .Students continue raising standards in innovation intent of leaving a home for future generations.    

 

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Implementation

Year 9

An introduction into construction and the built environment .To tap into their enthusiasm, energy and enhance their skills. This vocational based course is designed to give pupils an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, as well as an understanding of how they would be best placed within it. They will also learn how modern day construction and environmental issues are addressed. The learners will also develop their practical skills to prepare them for their options.

Year 10 & 11 - Key Stage 4 

WJEC Constructing the Built Environment level 1/2 award.

City and Guilds level 2 Technical award in constructing and maintaining the Environment.

This choice enables every student to enjoy progress, maintain any workload and achieve his or her academic qualifications.

The qualification has been designed to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 3, particularly skills related to literacy, numeracy, problem solving and enterprise. However, pupils must be willing to extend their learning in their own time. This will raise their achievements and confidence in the construction. Their individual skills encouraged after school will contribute to a positive wellbeing and provide a platform to explore the subject. It promotes independence, reinforces class learning and extends their experience.

The Awards involve the study of how buildings are constructed and maintained. This industry employs about 10% of the UK workforce and creates the buildings in which we work, live, study and enjoy our leisure time. Opportunities to access local sites, working in partnership with one of the largest companies Morgan Sindall promote essential trade knowledge.

 

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Impact

This can be measured by a number of qualities, student’s knowledge working independently to produce written proposals and technical drawings that could shape the built environment for the future, and finding out more about sustainability and mastery of a trade. Academic exam results are one part of enabling students to experience success but skills need to be crafted and pathways bespoke to them impact life in later years. A qualification in this subject can lead to a range of post-16 opportunities potentially unlocking the door including A-Levels, Level 3 qualifications, and apprenticeships. You could go on to have a career in Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Facilities Manager or Tradesperson bricklaying, painting and decorating, carpentry and site management. There is a pathway for you in construction and our commitment is to aspire you to progress and forfill your dream beyond Beauchamps High School.