KS4 Subject Intent
We have partnered with the Construction and Infrastructure company Morgan Sindall. Our work is centred on an agreed set of values (Talent, Respect, Reliability and Commitment) and we use our close working relationship to make students learning rich, relevant and engaging. Students enjoy construction lessons and learn how practical trades and technical knowledge link together; know more = able to do more. Attitude and understanding are of equal importance. When our students fall, they fall forward.
The year 9 Construction course focuses on developing these areas primarily through practical activities in order to provide a firm foundation for future study. Health and safety is front and centre in all the work that we do. We introduce iConstruct to support students’ literacy and verbal skills.
In year 10 and 11, the construction course aims to develop students’ understanding of the construction industry further. This includes, practicing and strengthening practical skills so that they are safe, confident and effective in the application of practical trades. We embed technical knowledge through a process of revisiting, developing and practicing. Students understand why and how specific methods are used and develop an overarching understanding of how a huge variety of job roles interact with each other in order to ensure project success. iConstruct is used to support and enhance students’ literacy and verbal skills.