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Engineering

Key Stage 3

Year 7: Audio Amplifier Year 8: Mood Light Year 9: LollyBot
  • Electronic component recognition
  • Circuit Manufacture and Testing
  • Importance of modelling
  • How to produce a CAD file for laser cutting
  • Shaping of plastics using heat
  • Joining of plastics
  • Further electronic Component Recognition
  • Component function
  • Circuit Manufacture and Testing
  • Programming
  • Vacuum forming
    Use of laser and vinyl cutters

     
  • Further electronic Component Recognition
  • Component function
  • Circuit Manufacture and Testing
  • More advanced programming
  • Iterative design


     

Key Stage 3 assessment

  • Weekly assessment covering: research, designing, creativity, quality of manufacture
  • One short answer exam type question each rotation
  • Designing, making and knowledge and understanding marks are combined to give a final mark

 

Key Stage 4

AQA Engineering 8852

Year 10 Year 11
  • BattleBot – electronic, mechanical and
    structural systems
  • Note holder – materials science and
    production engineering, CAD and
    CAM
  • Theory – materials, production processes, electronic, structural, mechanical and pneumatic
    systems, power sources and environmental impacts
  • NEA – set by exam board on 1st June and completed by Spring half term
  • Theory
  • Revision




     

 

Key Stage 4 assessment

  • Weekly exam style 18 mark questions
  • End of module tests

 

Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom

  • Engineering club (all year groups) - Tuesday and Wednesday after school
  • Catch up / help sessions (all years) - every lunchtime
  • Year 10 Bologna visit - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati
  • Year 10 Thorpe Park visit
  • Year 11 Arkwright Engineering Scholarship