Material Technology Wood, more commonly known as "Woodwork", is a hands-on subject where pupils will be working with tools and machinery, as well as with wood and plastic.
There are many benefits from woodworking for pupils; a sense of competence, confidence, responsibility, respect for self and others, respect for materials and safety improved eye-hand coordination, strength, and fine-motor control.
What's on the Junior Certificate Materials Technology Wood course?
- Choice of Materials
- Disease & Defects
- Drawing Question
- Health & Safety
- Joints & Jointing
- Manufactured Boards
- Power Tools
- Processing Wood
- Rainforests & Deforestation
- Trees & Growth
- Veneering & Laminating
What's the Junior Certificate MTW exam like?
35% of your Junior Cert grade comes from your project where you will research, design and build an object according to a brief released in February. Your teacher gets a list of three possible woodwork projects in February. You choose one and your project should contain;
- An analysis of the selected brief
- Development of design ideas
- Sketches, notations, working drawings
- Manufacture of chosen solution
- Evaluation of design and project
For the written paper, Section A has 20 short questions of which you will be marked out of your best 16. Section B has 5 long questions of which you must do three. The exam last for 2 hours.