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Construction Studies
Course Outline

Year 1;

Students introduced to detail drawings for a house from foundation level up to roof level. Some of these details include

Foundations , floors – solid ground and suspended timber

Threshold (door) details, window cill/head, eaves, pitched roof/flat roof

Year 2:

Any remaining drawing details finished. Also students study U Values, sound, light, plumbing, drainage

Project Work

Year 1:

Students are introduced to bench test examples. Students who have not studied woodwork before are introduced to basic procedures and make traditional woodwork joints before attempting a bench test.

Year 2:

Further bench tests before beginning final year project in November. Students design and make a project which can be either from the heritage, woodcraft or building detail  part of the syllabus. This project must be completed before Easter holidays.


In May of year 2 students sit a 4 hour bench test which accounts for 25% of the overall Leaving Cert mark. It must be made without the use of any machinery and is supervised by an external supervisor.

Students also present a project and accompanying folder. This accounts for 25% of leaving certificate grade.

The written exam consists of 1 paper for each level. Students must answer question 1 and 4 others. This accounts for the remaining 50%.




Glenamaddy Community School, Church Street, Glenamaddy, Via Castlerea, Co. Galway, F45KF50 


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