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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering is important at Bedlington Academy as many of the careers in our local commmunity are linked to the engineering sector.

Engineering is a challenging subject that requires a wide range of skills from the core subjects of English, maths and science. It gives students a wide range of transferable skills that they can apply to other subjects, further education and career paths such as problem-solving and communication.

I enjoy learning about cars and bikes and how engineering is used in the real world.
Year 11 student

Potential career paths and further study

There are many different sectors in the engineering industry, which give students a lot of options when choosing a career path.

Popular options include engineering work in the mechanical, software, biomedical, chemical, environmental and electrical fields which offers a variety of challenging and diverse work opportunities. Engineers can work anywhere in the world and are needed everywhere.

The salary that comes with a career in engineering is a definite plus. Becoming an engineer takes a high level of skill and dedication, so it makes sense that an engineer’s salary reflects these commitments.

ENGINEERING CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-11

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

Properties of Timber, Making Pencil Box.

Product Analysis

End of term assessment.

Product

 

Spring

Testing and evaluating, drawing techniques, electronics

Evaluation

Product

Drawing Techniques

End of term assessment.

 

Summer

Electronics, the environment, graphics, CAD.

Product

Drawing Techniques

End of term assessment.

 8

Autumn

Properties of Plastics, CAD/CAM, Properties of Timber.

CAD/CAM outcome.

End of term assessment.

Making / evaluating.

 

Spring

Mechanisms.

Timber  / Plastic Products,

Technical Drawing.

Product

Testing / Evaluation

End of term assessment.

 

Summer

Design, Technical Drawing

Drawing skills

End of term assessment.

 9

Autumn

Skills Development;

Note taking, research, designing instructions, responding to brief.

Practice Pass, Merit, Distinction Responses.

Mock exam Questions

 

Spring

Component 1: LA A: Engineering Sectors, LA B: Engineering Design

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

 

Summer

Component 1: LA A: Engineering Sectors, LA B: Engineering Design

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

 10

Autumn

Component 2: LA B: Product Investigation.

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

 

Spring

Component 2: LA C: Product Manufacture.

Component 1: LA A: Engineering Sectors

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

 

Summer

Component 1: LA A: Engineering Sectors

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

 11

Autumn

Component 2: LA B: Product Investigation. LA C: Product Manufacture.

Component 3: Exam Content

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

 

Spring

Component 1 LA A: Engineering Sectors, LA B: Engineering Design

Component 3: Exam Content

Pass, Merit , Distinction responses.

Mock exam Questions

BTEC COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

Btec  L2 Tech Award Engineering

Y9

Y10

Y11

COMPONENT 1: Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. Learners will research why a range of people with different skill sets work together during the production of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineered products, such as motorcycles. In this component, Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the engineering industry, the interconnections within engineering sectors, and how these are integrated to enable organisations to find solutions to real-life problems.  Learners will explore the role that design applications play in the production of engineered products. Through practical exercises, you will produce solutions to problems using different combinations of design and modelling engineering skills.

COMPONENT 2: Investigating an Engineering Product. This component builds on the knowledge and skills learners have learned and used in Component 1. The manufacture of an engineered product involves design, the correct selection of materials, components and the making processes. This component will give learners an understanding of the types and properties of metallic and polymeric materials, and proprietary components commonly used in engineered products. Learners will acquire an understanding of the selection of materials, proprietary components, making processes and disassembly of a given engineered product. You will then plan, reproduce, inspect and test a single component

COMPONENT 3: Learners will be given engineering briefs with problems to respond to. Learners responses will include identifying issues with an existing product then sketching possible design solutions that will be evaluated.  A practical test will also be carried out in relation to a brief, then collect and analyse data, reflect on findings, consider any issues, and suggest solutions.

Potential Career paths

A successful candidate would be able to progress onto an engineering / technical based apprenticeship, or move onto further educational courses such as AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering.

Assessments (incl. field work / assessed practical)

Component 1 (30%):  Internally set and graded. Component will be sampled by exam board.

Component 2 (30%):  Internally set and graded. Component  will be sampled by exam board.

Component 3 (40%): Tasks are set and graded by the exam board.

Core or Option

Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

 

No. GCSE Equivalent

 ONE GCSE