Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: carpentry, construction, plumbing, drain laying, roofing, gas fitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring, joinery and furniture making. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.
BConstructive is a hands-on subject. It is an innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programme for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry.
Students complete five topics (standards) that count for 19 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.
Students complete four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
Students will present a design portfolio that details their design process (research, conceptual stages and making of the product) and testing of the outcome. The design portfolio can contain video evidence, sketches, notation and photos to help describe the students technology practise.
The Achievement Standards below are a sample of those that can be used to assess a student’s project. They may change depending on the students proposed designs and outcomes.
All Achievement Standards offered are internally assessed and are available towards Level 2 and Level 3 NCEA. They are not limited to those listed.
Students may study four topics (standards) that count for 22 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
Students may study five topics (standards) that count for 26 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.
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