Practical Woodworking Course enables learners to gain skills in woodworking techniques, measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials. Learners develop safe practices in workshop environments, practical creativity and problem-solving skills, and an
understanding of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context.
S3 Essential Craft Skills
In S3 Essential Craft Skills, we build upon the knowledge and skills gained in the S1/2 Design and Technology. The Essential Craft Skills course covers both practical woodwork and practical metalwork projects to build pupil's knowledge, skill and confidence using a variety of materials and processes.
The following woodwork projects are:
Tool tray handle
National 5 Woodwork
The National 5 Practical Woodworking course provides opportunities for candidates to gain a range of theoretical and practical woodworking skills relating to tools, equipment, processes and materials. They also develop skills in reading and interpreting working drawings and related documents as well as an understanding of health and safety.
The course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It engages candidates with technologies, allowing them to consider the impact that practical technologies have on our environment and society.
Through this, they develop skills, knowledge and understanding of:
measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials
safe working practices in workshop environments
practical creativity and problem-solving skills
sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context
Pupils develop skills, knowledge and understanding in the use of woodworking tools and in making woodworking joints and assemblies commonly used in flat-frame joinery, involving complex features. Pupils develop their ability to read and use drawings and diagrams depicting both familiar and unfamiliar woodwork tasks.
Pupils develop skills, knowledge and understanding in the use of woodworking tools and in making woodworking joints and assemblies commonly used in carcase construction, involving complex features. This may include working with manufactured board or with frames and panels. Pupils use working drawings or diagrams in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts that require some interpretation on their part.
Machining and finishing
Pupils develop skills, knowledge and understanding in using machine and power tools. Pupils also develop skills in a variety of woodworking surface preparations and finishing techniques.
The following projects are covered:
Assignment Model - 70%
Exam - 30%