Junior Cycle Wood technology aims to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills, and subject knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems while progressing the development of a range of manipulative skills through processing wood and other materials.

For Junior Cycle, Wood Technology is assessed by means of a terminal written examination (30%), a practical project and portfolio (70%), along with two Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA’s):

CBA 1 - Wood science in our environment


CBA 2 - Self-analysis and evaluation


Teachers Names

Micheal Killen

Brian Duffy

Stephen Smyth


Subject Overview 

The study of Wood Technology at junior cycle aims to:

  • Enable students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to design and create artefacts of value
  • Empower students through designing and making, whilst developing an awareness of sustainability and the use of natural resources
  • Develop a range of core design skills and relevant manipulation skills through modelling and processing wood and other materials
  • Develop the confidence and resilience of students through engagement with the uncertainty of design challenges
  • Encourage students’ innovation and creativity through recognition and appreciation of their capacity to design and create.



Junior cycle wood

Leaving Cert Construction Studies:

Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology, 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. Construction studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level in Leaving Certificate by means of a terminal written examination (50%), a student project with portfolio (25%) and a practical examination (25%) 

Construction Studies looks at the following content:

 Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing

Part II – Practical Skills

Part III – Course Work and Projects


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Career opportunities

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Building Surveying
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Property Valuation/ Auctioneering
  • Engineering
  • Animation


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