Construction Studies is a Senior Cycle Leaving Certificate course. There are three elements to the course:

  • Theory: consisting of building / drawing details and general building knowledge
  • Practical: A four hour woodwork exam undertaken in early April of L.C. year. This accounts for 25% of course marks
  • Project: A piece of furniture and portfolio are produced during the two year course. The remaining 25% of the course is awarded here

Topics studied include: the detailing around the substructure of buildings (foundations, wall types, roofs), planning permission laws and procedures, electricity and plumbing, U-values and site safety.

Construction Studies is of particular interest to students who may be interested in careers in Architecture, Engineering, Trades, or for those who have a general interest in how buildings are structured and how the industry operates in modern Ireland.