WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN IN ENGINEERING DESIGN IN KEY STAGE 4?
You will develop your designing and modeling skills to make items in a range of materials developing an understanding of different common, modern and smart materials including their properties, available forms and their environmental impact. You will learn about how products work, how they are manufactured and why they have been designed in a certain way. You will manufacture products as singular items and analyse how you could scale up production to make items in greater quantities using industrial processes and using CAD CAM (computer aided design and manufacture.) You will also learn valuable transferable skills such as problems solving and communication.
HOW WILL STUDENTS LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
Students will learn through a variety of practical and theoretical activities. Typical learning activities include product analysis, design sketching and development. Computer aided design activities, Product Disassembly and small manufacturing tasks. Home learning consists of interactive activities and google based tasks to consolidate learning and knowledge.
HOW ARE STUDENTS ASSESSED IN THIS COURSE?
Students are assessed in four key units.
R105- Design Briefs, Design Specifications and User requirements.
R106 – Product Analysis and Research
R107 – Developing and presenting Engineering designs,
R108- 3d Design Realisation
Each of these units are worth 25% of the overall grade. One of these units is an external marked exam which can be taken twice, in January and June of year 11. The other 3 units are internally assessed pieces of coursework.
WHAT IS THE LEARNING SEQUENCE?
WHAT QUALIFICATION IS GAINED FROM WHICH EXAM BOARD?
OCR National Certificate Level 2
LINK TO EXAM BOARD SPECIFICATION?
HOW IS IT GRADED?
Grades available are Level 1 Pass (1), L1 Merit (2) Level 1 Distinction (3), Level 2 Pass (4), Level 2 Merit (5.5), Level 2 Distinction (7) Level 2 Distinction* (8.5)
GCSE grade equivalents in brackets
WHAT FURTHER EDUCATION AND/OR CAREERS CAN THIS QUALIFICATION LEAD TO?
This course allows students to progress onto vocational level 3 apprenticeships. It also provides a solid foundation to progress onto A level Product Design and BTEC level 3 Engineering
Apprenticeships are also a great option for school leavers. Engineering in the local area continues to be a major provider of employment. Companies such as Rolls Royce, Toyota, Marstons, Bombardier, Nestle and JCB all take on apprentices each year as well as the many smaller engineering firms in the local area.