Construction Studies Leaving Cert

Construction Studies as a subject is a combination of both practical projects and theory work. Your final mark is is calculated from the practical exam, a student project and the final exam. Practical skills involving tools and processes are taught to students.

For the final exam construction theory and drawing are examined, the exam focuses on Investigationg thermal effects, sound, illumination, substructure and the superstructure of buildings.

Construction studies is an excellent subject for those who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry.

Did you know for Construction studies the project is worth 25% of the overall mark , in addition there is 25% of the overall mark for  the practical examination. Like more and more coursework these days it ‘s spread out over a long period of time, meaning you can work on it at home, in your own time etc…

Construction Studies

Subject Overview

Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes


Part I - Construction Theory and Drawing
  • General principles
  • Substructure
  • Superstructure
  • Internal construction
  • Services and external works
  • Heat and thermal effects in buildings
  • Illumination in buildings
  • Sound in buildings
Part II - Practical Skills
  • Tools
  • Processes
Part III - Course Work and Projects
  • Workshop/laboratory experiments
  • Student projects


Construction Studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper, a practical test and a student project.