Engineering Curriculum Intent

Key Stage 4

In KS4 we follow the NCFE Engineering course
The study of engineering is the application of maths and science to solve real world problems. This involves an understanding of the different disciplines of engineering and how they have shaped the products and projects of the modern world. Learners will be able to read technical drawings, select appropriate materials along with tools and machinery, and know how to carry out a practical task, working in a safe manner in line with current health and safety legislation.
The qualification focuses on an applied study of the engineering sector and learners will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of working in the sector
This qualification shows learners how to understand engineering disciplines, understand how science and maths are applied in engineering, understand how to read engineering drawings  understand properties and characteristics of engineering materials and know why specific materials are selected for engineering applications,  understand engineering tools, equipment and machines,  produce hand-drawn engineering drawings,  produce Computer Aided Design (CADD) engineering drawings  demonstrate production planning techniques, demonstrate processing skills and techniques applied to materials for a manufacturing task,  understand how to create, present and review design work.

Key Stage 4

Students study theory through a variety of written and practical tasks towards an external exam Unit 01 48 GLH this has 40% Weighting and is externally assessed by written examination. Regular module tests track progress and the students are encouraged to complete a course booklet during and after school.

From December of year 11 a practical task is set by the exam board to be completed in 72 GLH. Unit 02 this has 60% Weighting and is Internally assessed and moderated (synoptic project)

Unit grades: NYA, L1P, L1M, L1D, L2P, L2M, L2D


100% Overall qualification grades: NYA, L1P, L1M, L1D, L1D*, L2P, L2M, L2D, L2D*

This Course prepares students for careers in the following engineering sectors;

Mechanical, electrical and electronic, aerospace, communications, chemical, civil, automotive, biomedical, software.