What will I learn in MTW?
• how to design a project given a brief description of what you are to make
• how to use the internet for research purposes
• how to use freehand sketching to communicate your ideas
• how to prepare a design drawing/plan of a project you design
• how to read design drawings and make small projects from these drawings
• how to safely use a range of hand and power tools in producing your design.
How will I learn MTW in school?
• examine trees, their leaves and seeds and be able to recognise their varying characteristics • investigate how trees affect the environment around us
• learn to sketch freehand
• learn how to problem solve and use a design process to design projects
• develop your craft skills to allow you to make projects
• prepare a design folder to accompany your project.
What is the MTW Junior Certificate exam like?
• coursework – you will design a project based on a given design brief (instructions).You will then make the project and prepare a project folder to accompany it (66%).
• written examination – there will be a two hour written paper which examines the woodwork theory you have learned over the three years (33%).