The examination at higher and ordinary levels has three separate components.
Section A Three hour written paper worth 300 marks.
The exam consists of 10 questions out of which five have to be attempted.
Question 1 is a compulsory drawing question of a building detail.
4 hour practical woodwork exam where the student makes a small item out of timber under exam conditions.
The exam takes place in May. This accounts for 150 marks.
Building Project where the student makes a building detail, a scale model of a building or a craft piece.
The student also produces a portfolio to accompany the project that they make. This accounts for 150 marks