Woodworking – National 5

woodworking-bannerThe course has three main component areas.

Practical Woodworking: Flat-frame Construction.

In this component you will:

  • learn how to use woodworking tools
  • make woodworking joints and assemblies commonly used in flat-frame joinery. Some tasks will involve complex features
  • be able to read and use drawings and diagrams depicting both familiar and unfamiliar woodwork tasks.

Practical Woodworking: Carcase Construction.

In this component you will:

  • make woodworking joints and assemblies commonly used in carcase construction. This will involve some complex features and may include working with manufactured board or with frames and panels
  • use working drawings or diagrams, including unfamiliar contexts that require some interpretation on the part of the learner.

Practical Woodworking: Machining and Finishing.

In this component you will:

  • learn how to use common machine and power tools
  • learn a variety of woodworking surface preparations and finishing techniques.


Course Assessment.

Your work will be assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the course to support learning and evaluate progress.

Items of work might include:

  • practical work – using tools or demonstrating health and safety working practices
  • written or oral work – identifying materials in short tests.

The course assessment for this course consists of a practical activity, worth a total of 70 marks, where you will be asked to make a finished product from wood working from design drawings and an exam paper worth 60 marks. Both assessments will be set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the exam paper marked by them externally. Your practical work will be assessed by a visiting SQA assessor.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

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