Engineering

Curriculum Intent

All pupils:

  • Are thoroughly and confidently engaged in all Level 2 lessons
  • Are able to make outstanding progress evident in Engineering Motor vehicle data
  • Have high expectations and believe that by working hard they can succeed
  • Experience a realistic working environment and industrial standards
  • Have the skills, knowledge and who to contact to remain safe
  • Can understand the deeper meanings and command verbs relating to the level 2 Engineering and Motor vehicle
  • Can write and present work accurately and confidently meeting the unit criteria
  • Have additional opportunities to engage with industry and prepare for work whilst investigating job roles in the Engineering sector
  • Have a strong foundation for further academic or vocational study with access to further education and or employment

Key Stage 4

Our GCSE introduces students to a host of new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in engineering. It will particularly appeal to those who enjoy being creative, with an affinity for drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.

The exams and non-exam assessment will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

A

AO1:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and processes.

A

AO2:

Apply knowledge, understanding and skills in different contexts, including through the use of a range of tools, equipment, materials, components and manufacturing processes.

A

AO3:

Apply knowledge, understanding and skills in different contexts, including through the use of a range of tools, equipment, materials, components and manufacturing processes.

Assessment Objective Weightings for GCSE Engineering

Assessment objectives (AOs)

Component weight

  Overall   weighting

Written Paper

  NEA

AO1

25

0

    25

AO2

20

30

    50

AO3

15

10

    25

Overall weighting of components

60

40

    100

Assessment Weightings

The marks awarded on the papers will be scaled to meet the weighting of the components. Students’ final marks will be calculated by adding together the scaled marks for each component. Grade boundaries will be set using this total scaled mark. The scaling and total scaled marks are shown in the table below.

Component

Maximum raw mark

Scaling factor

Maximum scaled mark

Written paper

          120

x1

120

NEA

          80

x1

80

Total scaled mark:

200

Mr R Samphire

Head of Applied Learning

Mrs W Burrell

Mr R Samphire

Curriculum Leader

Mr M Whitehouse

Exam specifications

What Career?

Careers within the Engineering sector

Careers within the Engineering sector are wide and varied. For Engineering maintenance careers click here.

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