Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject: AQA GCSE in Engineering
Subject Leader: Mr A Homer
Staff: Mr D Barton

Subject Overview

Engineering introduces students to a host of new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest, in engineering. It will particularly appeal to those who enjoy being creative, with an affinity for drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.

Course Content


Practical engineering skills will predominantly be assessed through the NEA, some questions in the written exam will relate to practical contexts and students will need to apply their understanding within these contexts.

Written Exam: two hours
  • 120 marks
  • 60% of GCSE
  • Application of skills, knowledge and understanding in a practical context.
  • Analysis and evaluation of evidence.
Non-Examined Assessment Brief
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of GCSE
  • Students to produce engineering drawings or schematics to communicate a solution to the brief.
  • Students to produce an engineering product that solves a problem.

Materials Needed

You will be expected to participate in practical work completing both the written & practical aspects of the NEA.

Extended Learning

Extended learning regularly is set. It will test and extend class work activities.

Potential Career Options

A wide range of Engineering and Computer Science careers are possible which can be accessed through apprenticeships or further education at A Level or Degree level.


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