School Metalwork

Content coming soon.

Content coming soon.

What is Engineering ?
 
Engineering is the application of Science and Mathematics to solve real world problems. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. Advances in Technology whether it is with modern computers or the latest smart phones or Aerospace or advanced Materials, it is only made possible and it becomes a reality due to the input from Engineers.
 
Junior Cycle Engineering

Junior Cycle Engineering is what used to be referred to as Metalwork. But there have been some changes. The new syllabus in broken down into 3 strands. Each strand incorporates a number of different aspects of Engineering Principles.
 
Useful Links and Websites

Junior Cycle Engineering Syllabus
 
Strand 1 – Processes and Principles

  • Processes
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Materials and Properties
  • Engineering (General)

Strand 2 – Design Application

  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Research Activities

Strand 3 – Mechatronics

  • Mechanisms and Structures
  • Electronics
  • Computers and ICT
  • Microbit 

Any Key Dates / Documents:
 
Classroom-Based Assessments
 
CBA 1: Engineering in Action
The teacher’s judgement is recorded for the purpose of subject learning
and assessment review, and for the school’s reporting to parents and
students.
The CBA will be completed within a three-week period during term two
of second year.
 
CBA 2: Research and Development
The teacher’s judgement is recorded for the purpose of subject learning
and assessment review, and for the school’s reporting to parents and
students.
This CBA will inform the student’s work under the Project assessment.
The CBA will be completed within a three-week period during term one
of third year.

 

Weighting

  • Project 70%
    Will be specified and marked by the State Examinations
    Commission annually.
  • Written examination 30%
    Set and marked by State Examinations Commission.

IMG_9510
exterior_building

Latest News