Unit 1: Engineering Principles
This unit focuses on the mathematical and physics principles underpinning the practicalities of engineering. Pupils will learn to solve problems across many different engineering disciplines. This unit is assessed by an external exam which is 2 hours long in the summer term.
Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
This unit is made up of 3 pieces of coursework that are internally assessed. The first is a report on manufacturing analysis of an existing product. The second is using CAD packages to produce engineering drawings. The final piece of coursework is a team project where pupils are separated into groups and have to deliver an engineering service or make a product.
Unit 3: Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
In this unit pupils learn the skills needed to identify and redesign a product that is failing in operation. Pupils sit an external exam in January; the exam is spread over 5 days and focuses on developing pupils’ skill in planning, identifying problems and coming up with solutions that are well presented and evaluated against set criteria.
Unit 9: Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
Unit 9 aims to promote the real world application of all of the material studied during the course by allowing pupils to engage in a 10-day placement in an engineering company in June of year 13. Pupils will see how engineers function on a daily basis and gain some experience in the industry. This unit is assessed on 2 pieces of coursework completed by the pupils and marked internally.