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.
KEY STAGE 4
Written exam: 2 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
Engineering drawings or schematics to communicate a solution to the brief.
an engineering product that solves a problem.
Material costs and supply
Factors influencing design of solutions
Engineering manufacturing processes
Systems (mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, structural)
Testing and investigation
The impact of modern technologies
Practical Engineering skills:
Producing drawing and schematics
Use of CAD
Testing materials for suitability
Predicting performance (calculations and models)
Selection of materials, parts, components, tools & equipment
Selection of appropriate manufacturing processes
Manufacturing a working solution
Applying quality control methods and techniques
Designing tests to assess fitness for purpose / performance of completed product.
Useful Subject & Revision Websites
N/A this course is being taught from September 2018