Contact: Mr D Dargan, Teacher of Carpentry


The course is designed for those who would prefer a more practical form of study. This is a three year programme of four periods a week, starting in Year 9.

What will it be like:

From day one you will be shown how to manufacture an item from the initial idea to its use in your home. You will learn a variety of skills and techniques as you progress. You will make many different items from a small shelf unit to a full size kitchen cabinet.

Areas of study will include:

Health and safety, technical drawing, tools and their uses, joints and fixing systems, hard woods, soft woods, manufactured boards, stains / varnishes / waxes, patterns and templates. In Year 11 ICT will be introduced into the programme.


80% Practical work; 20% Portfolio work. At the end of the course each student will have gained: 3 NCFE Level 2 certificates and 1 OCR National Award (ICT). Equivalent to 2 GCSEs A – C.

Beyond Year 11:

  • A Level in Design.
  • An apprenticeship in construction, boat building or an allied trade.