Curriculum, vision and aims.
It is our intention here at Wales to ensure that all students who study Construction fulfil their potential, acquire a great range of skills and a wide range of transferrable skills. Construction introduces learners to the built environment and provides them with the opportunity to develop a range of skills which are attractive to employers, apprenticeships, colleges and universities including: Communication, Critical thinking, Independent learning and Research Time management.
Regardless of the path that each student takes when they leave Wales we will have done everything we can to equip them with the necessary skills to follow that path successfully.
Construction is a subject that teaches transferrable skills beyond basic Construction. It helps to mould individuals who can problem solve, demonstrate resilience, adapt to change and demonstrate leadership – all great values to take out into the wider world.
The department consists of a team of fully qualified Teachers from the construction industry. Most importantly of all we believe that students should enjoy their Construction lessons and we will do everything that we can to make this possible. We look forward to working with all of the students at Wales and promise to do everything we can to help them achieve their potential.
Here at Wales our students follow a two year curriculum from Year 10 to Year 11. It consists of 2 key areas:
Introduction to the Built Environment (8 modules)……Constructing the Built Environment (10 modules)
There are 18 modules spread across the 3 key areas and these modules consist of varying numbers of steps depending on the amount of content within each module. Students start the modules in Year 10 and follow them through to Year 11.
Throughout the school year we regularly revisit the modules so that students can consolidate prior learning and progress onto further skills within each area.
Students will progress through the modules at varying speeds depending on their ability, understanding and attitude.
The progress of each student is recorded on go4schools at the conclusion of each step. Staff, students and parents can track this progress on go4schools at any time over the course of the two years.
Our Curriculum is designed to improve skills and technique on a continuous basis. The students will have the opportunity to revisit modules and topics repeatedly over the course of the qualification.
Subject Contacts for Support
In the first instance please contact your child’s class teacher using their school email address. The class teacher is in the best position to answer general questions as they will know your child better than anyone.
For more specific questions please contact the following staff by email:
Mr. T Orwin (Head Of Department)
We will endeavour to reply to any correspondence as soon as possible. If you would like to contact us by telephone please contact school on 01909 771291. They will inform us of your call and we will answer if available or arrange to phone you back.