Key Stage 3
At key stage 3 students are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of what engineering is and its impact upon society. Students develop practical skills using hand tools and some workshop machines. Students make products following the design process, and understand the need to work safely at all times having due respect for their own safety and that of others.
Students in Year 7 are challenged to design and make a Photo Frame that uses mini pegs to secure photographs and notes. The students learn how to mark out, cut and join wood. Computer Aided design and manufacture skills are developed and used to add the finishing touches to a product taken home to enjoy.
Students in Year 8 are given the opportunity to make an LED mood light powered through a computer or mobile phone charger USB port. Basic circuit construction techniques are developed and used in the project. Students develop metal working skills to shape and form the aluminium shade.
Students opting to take engineering in Year 9 will learn skills that they will develop at KS4. They will learn about structures and mechanisms through research, modelling and practical. Computer Aided Design skills and Techniques are developed by learning how to communicate using 2D Design and Sketching. Practical Workshop Techniques are developed through the ability to read and follow an Engineering Drawing.
Key Stage 4
WJEC Level 1/2 VCERT in Engineering Studies.
Why study Engineering?
The Level 1 / 2 Award in Engineering provides a more practical alternative to GCSE. The qualification is based around the world of engineering and aims to introduce students to the various strands available within the field. The qualification offers students the
The Level 1 / 2 Award in Engineering provides a more practical alternative to GCSE. The qualification is based around the world of engineering and aims to introduce students to the various strands available within the field. The qualification offers students the chance to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through tasks set in realistic work-related contexts.
There are three units:
Unit 1: Graphics based project in which students “Re-Engineer” a product.
Unit 2: Practical project in which students use a range of processes to engineer a product.
Unit 3: An examination challenging students to recall learned engineering knowledge and understanding.