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The Rowans AP Academy

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Designing the Built Environment

Designing the built environment is a brand new course, introduced to the Rowans due to the interest from students, and a wish to pursue a career in construction and architecture. The course  is designed to give students an insight into the world of not only architecture and design, but also to enhance their knowledge into planning permission, building consent and government guidance. 

The WJEC course is delivered through 3 x units:

  • Unit 1: Planning potential of building projects. This is a controlled assessment task, externally moderated.
  • Unit 2: Drawing construction plans. This unit is internally marked, and is centred around students provided with a brief, where they must research and design their own solution, resulting in the production of their own drawings, which are required to meet the expected drawing standards.
  • Unit 3: Building structures. This unit is also internally marked, and focuses on the choices of materials used for building projects.

This course is especially suitable for students with an interest in the following careers: architect, construction, structural/mechanical engineer, plumber, builder, painter and decorator, carpenter, electrician.