Through studying this specification, students develop knowledge and understanding of the construction industry. They also develop and practice some of the craft, computer aided design (CAD) and technical skills that are widely used in the construction industry. Students have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge and skills in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts.
To enhance their practical skills, students complete a craft project based on woodwork, brickwork or blockwork.
With this qualification, students may choose to progress to our GCE Technology and Design and/or our GCE Environmental Technology. They could also progress to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or further study in a related area such as engineering, manufacturing or architecture. Their career route may include working as a construction apprentice while they study.
Our GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment is unitised, so it’s possible to take part of the assessment at the end of the first year of study.
The specification has four units.