Construction Studies

Subject Overview

Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes


Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing

  • General principles
  • Substructure
  • Superstructure
  • Internal construction
  • Services and external works
  • Heat and thermal effects in buildings
  • Illumination in buildings
  • Sound in buildings

Part II – Practical Skills

  • Tools
  • Processes

Part III – Course Work and Projects

  • Workshop/laboratory experiments
  • Student projects


Construction Studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper (50%), a practical test (25%) and a student project (25%). A revised syllabus, with the title Architectural Technology, has been prepared, but funding hasn’t currently made available to proceed with implementation.