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Engineering

Key Stage 3

Year 7: Mood light Year 8 & 9: animatronics
  • Electronic component recognition
  • Component function
  • Circuit manufacture and testing
  • Programming
  • Vacuum forming
  • Use of laser and vinyl cutters
  • Computer aided design
  • Further electronic component recognition
  • Further component function
  • Circuit manufacture and testing
  • More advanced programming
  • Line bending
  • Iterative design through modelling (real world and virtual)
  • Computer aided 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 10 trip to Japan is planned but may not happen
  • Year 11 Arkwright Engineering Scholarship