Woodwork

Materials Technology (Wood)

Subject Overview

Materials Technology (Wood) is concerned with the application of knowledge and materials processing skills, through the mechanism of the design process, to facilitate students’ exploration of their role in making and shaping their environment.

Content

Project Design and Realisation:
  • Design briefs/appraisal
  • The process of design
  • Communication of design
Materials
The Timber Industry
Tools and Tooling
Joints, Fasteners and Fixtures
Shaping and Forming
Experiments
Health and Safety

Assessment

Materials Technology (Wood) is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper and a student project.

Status

Teaching of this syllabus commenced in 1992. A review of provision for technology education in the junior cycle has taken place and revision of these syllabuses will commence in 2006/2007.