Engineering

“Art without engineering is dreaming. Engineering without art is calculating.”

Term Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Aluminium & Mild Steel Key Rings.

Understand materials, components and processes for a given engineered product

Select and Apply skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

Half Term 2

Casting Ring

Investigate a given engineered product using disassembly techniques

Evaluate and review the outcomes of the application of skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

Half Term 3

Coaster Project – Hand sketching, 2D Design, Google Sketchup.

Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component.

Engineering organisations, functions, job roles and career progression

Half Term 4

Experimenting, collecting Data, scatter graphs.

Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component.

Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. The design process

Half Term 5

Metal Bending Project. Students will further develop manufacturing processes

Engineering sectors, engineered products and interconnections

Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. The design process

Half Term 6

Reverse Engineering. Students will investigate the different parts, materials and manufacturing methods of the product

Understand how to respond to an engineering brief

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Course complete


Year 9

Half Term 1

Aluminium & Mild Steel Key Rings.

Half Term 2

Casting Ring

Half Term 3

Coaster Project – Hand sketching, 2D Design, Google Sketchup.

Half Term 4

Experimenting, collecting Data, scatter graphs.

Half Term 5

Metal Bending Project. Students will further develop manufacturing processes

Half Term 6

Reverse Engineering. Students will investigate the different parts, materials and manufacturing methods of the product


Year 10

Half Term 1

Understand materials, components and processes for a given engineered product

Half Term 2

Investigate a given engineered product using disassembly techniques

Half Term 3

Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component.

Half Term 4

Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component.

Half Term 5

Engineering sectors, engineered products and interconnections

Half Term 6

Understand how to respond to an engineering brief

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Year 11

Half Term 1

Select and Apply skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

Half Term 2

Evaluate and review the outcomes of the application of skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

Half Term 3

Engineering organisations, functions, job roles and career progression

Half Term 4

Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. The design process

Half Term 5

Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. The design process

Half Term 6

Course complete


Subject Intent:

Students will study mechanical and engineering design as part of their Key Stage 4 learning, acquiring technical skills through vocational contexts. Engineering gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • development of key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, making, using computer-aided design (CAD) and disassembly
  • knowledge of key engineering sectors (mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design) and the interrelation of each in industry
  • knowledge of the stages involved in planning and implementing an engineering project
  • knowledge and skills involved in the investigation of solutions to engineering problems in response to a given brief.