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Engineering

In KS3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different material areas including plastic, wood and metal.  Students will use computer aided design and manufacturing to develop different products for manufacture. Including a festive decoration, jewellery mould and jewellery.  It is important to understanding the design process, client based design and materials science at level to be great in Engineering of chosen as an option.

In KS4 student study the BTEC Engineering Tech Award.

The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. People with engineering skills are always in demand. Between 2010 and 2020, engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings.

In the course students will complete 3 components.

Component 1 is an internally assessed unit looking at the engineering world and how engineering make products in different sectors showing students different career opportunities.  In component 2 students develop their engineering skills by design and making a product from an engineering brief.  Problem solving using maths and science is the fundamental principles of engineering.  Good literacy skills will be needed to communicate a portfolio of evidence and evaluation.  Finally component 3 is the external exam assessing students’ knowledge and understanding of component 1 and 2 as well as a science based practical exam gathering data and making judgments.

Websites:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/engineering.html

http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/manufacturing-and-engineering

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