Subject Overview

This subject is a new addition at Key Stage 4 from September 2018, looking to build to build on the strength of Computer Science in the school.


OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Systems Control in Engineering (J843)

One written examination (25% of the course):

  • Electronic Principles (R113)

Three centre assessed units (75% of the course):

  • Simulate, construct and test electronic circuits (R114)
  • Engineering applications of computers (R115)
  • Process control systems (R116)

Course Content

Systems Control in engineering is the study of microprocessor control that uses sensors, feedback and actuators that constantly adjust for a desired performance. Through this qualification, students will explore these computer and microprocessor applications. They’ll learn how systems are used in engineering environments such as product design, automated manufacturing, maintenance and stock control. They’ll also take part in engaging practical tasks such as producing simple electronic circuits, testing the operation of circuits, and designing and testing a simple control system.

Useful Subject & Revision Websites

Extensive revision materials are provided within faculty through online OneNote Class books.

Exam Success

N/A this course is being taught from September 2018