Junior Certificate Wood Projects 2019

Below are 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.

Coursework 2019 – Design and Realisation Design Briefs

Ordinary Level

1. Design and make a compact artefact to store three small handheld gardening items. Your artefact should be portable and reflect a nature theme. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 350mm.

2. Animated movies have entertained audiences for many years. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate your favourite animated movie. Your artefact should exhibit skilful handcraft in wood. Your artefact should be compact and suitable for display on a desk or shelf.

3. Design and make an attractive wall-mounted artefact on which to hang four coats. Your artefact should incorporate curves and should showcase your handcraft skills. It should reflect a theme of your choice. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 400mm.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Wood is an ideal medium from which to handcraft beautiful items of unique design and function. Design and make a distinctive artefact for the neat storage of newspapers, magazines or other printed material. Your artefact should include an innovative secondary function and should showcase a range of your handcraft skills. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 450mm.

2. Young people share global concerns about the health and sustainability of our oceans and seas. Design and make an elegant artefact that evokes the beauty and diversity of our oceanic habitats. Your design should reflect the importance of protecting and preserving our fragile oceans. A variety of carefully chosen hardwoods, complemented by a range of handcraft skills, should enhance your design. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 350mm.

3. Cherished items are often simple, cleverly conceived, well crafted and beautiful in appearance. Design and make a slimline unit to hold a variety of small personal items in a young person’s room. Your artefact should be designed to be wall or corner mounted and should incorporate distinct spaces to facilitate neat organisation. Handcrafted joints should be a distinctive feature of your artefact. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 450mm.

Junior Certificate Woodwork Projects 2018

Below are 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.

Coursework 2018 – Design and Realisation

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level

1. Design and make a compact wooden artefact for displaying notes and reminders in the home.
Your artefact should include a facility to hold keys and other small items. It should be elegant in design and hand crafted. The maximum dimension must not exceed 420mm.

2. Design and make a decorative artefact to promote an appreciation of Irish Wildlife.
The artefact should reflect aspects of flora and/or fauna native to your locality. Your design should be enhanced by the use of solid woods. The artefact should be compact and suitable for display in your home.

3. Design and make an attractive educational toy as a gift for a child.
The wooden toy should be designed to help the child recognise shapes and colours and to develop their manipulative skills. The maximum dimension must not exceed 350mm. The applied finish should be non-toxic and safe.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Artefacts that are functionally innovative and of elegant design are admired.
Design and make an attractive wooden container to store baked goods. Your artefact should include an integral and complementary secondary function. Your artefact should be designed for placement on a kitchen worktop or for wall-mounting and be made from appropriately jointed solid wood. The maximum dimension must not exceed 400mm. The applied finish must be food-safe.

2. Wellbeing is important in the life of a young person.
Design and make an elegant artefact to reflect an aspect of wellbeing that is important to you. Your artefact should be enhanced by the use of contrasting solid woods and should showcase a range of handcraft skills and techniques. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.

3. Streaming and downloading on phones and tablets are popular when accessing online content.
Design and make a compact artefact to support a phone or tablet while viewing content. A facility to adjust the viewing angle should be integral to your design. Your artefact must incorporate storage for headphones and other ancillary items. Your artefact should exhibit skilful handcraft in wood. The size of the artefact must be appropriate to the size of the phone or tablet.

 

Leaving Certificate 2018 Construction Projects

Below are the projects submitted by this years Leaving Certificate class for the State Examinations 2018.

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.

Unlike previous years where students have focused on furniture skills, this years group also looked at other areas of study, including a historical study of Liscarroll Church, and investigation into the design and construction of Mallow Gaa. Also an extensive restoration of a family heirloom, a folding farm chair.

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2016

Below are 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.

Coursework 2017 – Design and Realisation

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a small side table on which to display a vase or ornament in your home. Your table should be well-proportioned and sturdy. It should be elegant in appearance and should complement the decor in the room. The footprint of the table must not exceed 300mm and the maximum height must not exceed 450mm.
2. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate the importance of music in your life. The artefact should reflect a music genre or artist of your choice. Your design should be enhanced by the use of contrasting solid woods. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.
3. Design and make an attractive artefact to hold and display containers of tea, coffee and sugar on a kitchen worktop. The artefact should be stylish, compact, well made and appropriately finished. It should reflect a theme of your choice.

Design Briefs – Higher Level
1. Fruit is an important part of a healthy and balanced diet. Design and make an artefact to store and display a range of fruit in an appealing manner. A useful and innovative secondary function must be integral to your design. The artefact should be designed for placement on a worktop or for wall-mounting. Your design should incorporate solid wood and have an appropriate applied finish. The maximum dimension must not exceed 400mm.
2. Young people are inspired by scientific discoveries, innovations and advancements and by their contemporary applications. Design and make an elegant artefact reflecting a significant scientific milestone which has had an influential and lasting impact on society. Your design should incorporate native Irish hardwoods and include a range of handcraft skills and techniques. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.
3. Young people like to have personal items close by while relaxing in their room. Design and make a modern wall-mounted bedside unit which includes an integrated hand crafted lamp. Your design should incorporate a facility to store small personal items in an enclosed manner which avoids clutter. The artefact should be slimline, graceful in form and display hand crafted joints in solid wood. Note: All electrical connections and fittings must comply with current safety standards. The maximum dimension must not exceed 450mm.

Building Works Update

Things are progessing well with our new extension. Greatly helped by the good weather for the month of October.

Here are some photographs of the progress. Sub foundations for the new buildings were dug and poured to a depth of 2.4m. On top of these foundations the steel formwork for the main foundation ring were laid. Over the midterm break these upper foundations will be poured and completed

At the second location over 300 truck loads of soil have been removed and the base for the new basketball courts and soccer pitch are being laid.

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2016

Junior Certificate Woodwork 2016 Projects

Below are 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

Coursework – Design and Realisation

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a decorative mirror for a child’s room.

The mirror unit should be designed to be wall mounted and must incorporate a theme from a storybook or animated film. The mirror unit should be safe in use, compact and well made. Any templates used should be included in your design folio.

2. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The artefact should be attractive, compact and well made. It may be wall-mounted or suitable for display on a shelf and should represent a specific aspect of this international sporting event.

3. Design and make an attractive organiser for sketching and colouring equipment.

The artefact should be designed to organise and store a variety of pencils, A4 paper and other relevant materials. The organiser should be well made and appropriately finished. The maximum dimension must not exceed 400mm.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Storage spaces in the home are sometimes located at a high level and are not easily accessed.

Design and make a freestanding artefact which will enable an adult to reach such locations safely. Your artefact should be made from solid wood, with jointing techniques chosen to provide strength and stability. The unit should be designed to be portable and should incorporate an innovative secondary function. The maximum base footprint of the unit must not exceed 500mm.

2. Marking significant historical events is an important element of cultural identity for nations across the globe.

Design and make an artefact commemorating a significant historical event of your choice. The artefact should be elegant in appearance, be enhanced by the use of native Irish hardwoods and should incorporate a range of handcraft skills. Your design should be inspiring and encourage reflection on cultural values. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.

3. Young people take great pride in their appearance, presentation and image.

Design and make an elegant artefact which will neatly store and display a selection of personal grooming items. The artefact should be compact and designed to rest on a table top. Your design should be inspired by naturally occurring shapes and forms and should accentuate the beauty of skilfully crafted solid wood. The maximum dimension must not exceed 350mm.