About Stone Soup Academy

You will find key information regarding our admission arrangements, our history and ethos and links to key documentation.

Studying at Stone Soup Academy

Information on our courses, what our students can expect, what we expect in return.

Introduction from the Principal

Introduction from the Principal summarising the core principles of the school and our journey so far


Aims of the department:
Here at Stone Soup Academy we aim to create a safe and unique learning environment for all of our learners to become successful.

The curriculum is designed to build upon our student’s key skills and knowledge, gradually working towards their qualification. The course is heavily practically based and is designed to equip our students with a firm grounding in the subject. Students are made aware of their target levels and grades from the outset and their path of progress allows them to see the end results which are capable through hard work, commitment and dedication.

The course is taught by industry professionals with many years of experience in the field.

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment

What does the qualification cover?

This course allows you to study construction and the built environment, giving you the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the industry. You will develop skills such as interpreting and analysing information, identifying the infrastructure required for safe and efficient work and in understanding how client needs can shape building design.

You will study three mandatory units, covering the fundamental knowledge, skills and understanding required construction technology and design:

● construction technology

● construction and design

● scientific and mathematical application for construction.

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one out of six further optional units. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a wider understanding and appreciation of a specific aspect of the construction industry, depending on your interests.

The areas covered are:

● construction drawing techniques

● exploring carpentry and joinery principles and techniques

● exploring brickwork

● exploring painting

● exploring plumbing principles and techniques

● exploring electrical principles and techniques.

How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on. For the assessment for Unit 3: Construction and Design, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole. The assessment for Unit 1: Construction Technology, is a test which is sent away to be marked.