Leaving Certificate Construction Studies Projects 2012

Leaving Certificate Construction Studies Projects 2012

Below are the projects submitted by this years Leaving Certificate class for the State Examinations 2012.

The Leaving Certificate course is broken into three sections with 50% awarded for the terminal exam, 25% for a practical examination and 25% for the projects shown below

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Construction Studies 2011 Projects

Construction Studies 2011 Projects

Below are the projects submitted by this years Leaving Certificate class for the State Examinations 2011.

The Leaving Certificate course is broken into three sections with 50% awarded for the terminal exam, 25% for a practical examination and 25% for the projects shown below

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Junior Certificate Woodwork 2011 Projects

Junior Certificate Woodwork 2011 Projects

Below is a selection of the projects submitted by this years woodwork classes for the State Examinations.

Students had to pick one of the following design briefs and submit a project they felt answered the brief

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level

1. Design and make a decorative artefact to hold and display a personal music player. The artefact should be lightweight, contemporary in appearance and should incorporate a music theme.

2. Design and make an elegant artefact to hold and display at least six eggs on a kitchen worktop. The design should incorporate a theme to reflect aspects of Irish wildlife. The artefact should complement the style of the existing kitchen.

3. Design and make a decorative artefact to display a small number of medals and trophies. The artefact should be designed to sit on a flat surface. The artefact should be elegant in appearance and should reflect a theme of personal interest.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Many young people like to use a laptop computer at home. Design and make a freestanding artefact to hold and support a laptop computer when in use. The artefact must be mobile and capable of being stored in a confined place. You should demonstrate how you minimised your carbon footprint in the design, selection of materials and in the processes used to manufacture the artefact.

2. In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of forests and biodiversity, the United Nations has dedicated 2011 as the International Year of Forests. Design and make an artefact which celebrates the importance of forests in maintaining biodiversity and in preserving the world’s fragile resources. The design should reflect the interdependence of all life forms on earth. The finished artefact should be inspirational and elegant in its setting.

3. Young people often have small personal items which they wish to keep close at hand.
Design and make a decorative artefact to hold a number of such personal items. The design should be inspired by the natural beauty of wood and should celebrate the visual appeal of hand-crafted joints. The artefact should be of pleasing proportions and be attractive in appearance.

Junior Certificate Woodwork 2010

Here are a selection of the projects submitted as part of the Junior Certificate Woodwork Exam. Students have to pick on of the briefs outlined below and design and manufacture what they believe is the best solution to the described situation. The project is then submitted with an accompaning book outline the stages undertaken in the process. The book and the project combine to be worth 66% of the overall grade

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a small elegant clock for display in a young person’s room. The design of the clock should incorporate a facility to display a favourite photograph.
Include in your design decorative features to reflect a theme of your choice.
2. Design and make a decorative artefact to dispense paper towels in a kitchen. The design should incorporate a facility to store a spare towel roll.
The artefact should be elegant in appearance and should incorporate a cooking theme.
3. Design and make a portable artefact to hold a number of small garden hand tools.
The artefact should be lightweight, suitable for outdoor use and should incorporate a nature theme.
Design Briefs – Higher Level
1. Many young people like to participate in sport and leisure activities.
Design and make an artefact to store sports and leisure gear for one activity. The artefact should be compact, freestanding, elegant in appearance and be designed to allow easy access to your sports
gear.
You should demonstrate how you considered your carbon footprint in the design, in the selection of materials and in the processes used in the manufacture of the artefact.
2. Young people are often concerned about environmental issues such as global warming and ecological biodiversity.
Design and make an artefact to express your commitment to the preservation of the natural environment. The design should be inspired by the idea of nature conservation and should reflect
the beauty of natural forms. The artefact should be elegant to behold in a setting of your choice.
3. Many young people like to read and to listen to music for relaxation.
Design and make a free standing artefact to hold a small number of your favourite books. The artefact should be designed to display personal items that reflect your interest in music and also to
allow the titles of the books to be easily visible. The design should be
elegant in proportion and be attractive to behold.

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Leaving Certificate Applied Woodwork Projects

Below are the woodwork projects submitted this year by the Leaving Certificate Applied One class for their task. Each year in L.C.A. Construction and Manufacturing Students are required to produce a woodwork piece comprising of 10-15 hours work. Students then write a book about the process. Last week the final stage of the process took place where each student was interviewed for 15 minutes by an inspector from the Department of Education on how they completed their task.

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Junior Certificate Woodwork 2009

Here is a selection of Junior Certificate woodwork projects submitted as part of the State Exams 2009. Students must design one project from a choice of six (three higher level and three ordinary). The projects is submitted with a book outlining the research, designing and manufacturing processes the students undertook while creating their piece. Together the book and the project is worth up to 66%. The selection shown shows both higher and ordinary level projects