Engineering Options

Level 1&2 Award in Engineering

The Course

The GCSE Engineering course is based around the world of engineering and aims to broadly introduce students to the different skill sets. The qualification offers students the chance to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through tasks set in realistic work-related contexts.

This award mirrors engineering production and design processes and learners will cover basic electronics, designing using 3D CAD, Manufacturing products such as a low voltage desk lamps and using heavy machinery like the metalworking lathe, vertical milling machine, laser cutter and 3D printing alongside using traditional had skills.

Throughout Year 10, students studying engineering will spend 60% of their time producing practical work and developing and honing general manufacturing skills. This engineering course offers students a good balance of hands on experiences not offered through many other subjects, so if you enjoy learning through doing and creating then this could be a good option to consider.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Engineering Design (Internally assessed design project) (25%)

Unit 2 - Producing Engineered Products (Internally assessed manufacturing project) (50%)

Unit 3 - Solving Engineering Problems (Externally assessed examination) (25%)

This course is a good option for pupils wishing to undertake a career in one of the engineering trades or continue onto the A Level Product Design course or move on to further education.

Other Information

Learners will be expected to supply their own basic equipment, pens, pencils etc, and will need to purchase their own PPE, (a protective dust coat, goggles and gloves) prior to starting this course to protect them in the workshop.