Engineering

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Years 9, 10 and 11

 Pearson – BTEC First Award in Engineering Level 2

 Students, who choose to study BTEC Engineering, as an option at Key Stage four, will be introduced to a range of different sectors in the Engineering industry. They will also learn about materials and processes, principle and secondary machining techniques, study engineering drawings and analyse the specification criteria for a number of engineered products. All students are instructed in the importance of understanding and following all Health and Safety guidelines in the workshop.

The course offers a combination of practical and theoretical lessons, providing students with a broad range of knowledge including practical fabrication techniques and skills.  During the course, students will complete a one-hour past paper each module to prepare them for the onscreen exam they will take in year 11. The examination board externally sets the onscreen exam; this assessment accounts for 25% of the final BTEC grade.  The rest of the course is assessed through three further Units of study that are carried out as coursework assignments, each accounting for 25% of the final grade.

How you will be assessed?

 

  •     A single onscreen exam that is one hour in duration.  The exam is worth 25% of the final overall grade
  •    One mandatory externally set written coursework assignment. The unit is worth 25% of the final overall grade
  •    One internally set, dual award practical assignment supported by written reports. The unit is worth 50% of  the final overall grade
  •     25% of the overall grade assesses practical machining skills.

Key Stage 4 students are internally assessed in Engineering at the end of each Module to monitor progress.

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Year 12

Engineering – BTEC NQF Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering

We follow the new BTEC Level 3 NQF Engineering specification here at Wilmington. Students will design, develop and project manage the development of their own 24 volt electrical car as part of the Greenpower formula 24+ challenge. They will work in teams and use the knowledge and practical experience they gain to inform their studies for the written assignment work that they will complete during the course of the year. The specification covers the engineering principles that underpin the application of engineering skills, techniques and processes to solve real-world problems.

Entry Requirements

Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE. We are asking for a Merit or higher on any prior BTEC Engineering course or a B and above for any relevant GCSE course. This is designed to help raise awareness regarding the demand of the course and allows students to make the correct decision for their future.

Overview of Content

Students will complete four units of work over the two years of the course; they will complete unit 1 and unit 2 in Year 12 and then go on to complete unit 3 and unit 10 in year 13.

Year 12: Unit 1: Engineering Principles, Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering processes safely as a team

Year 13: Unit 3: Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Unit 10: Computer Aided Design in Engineering

Overview of Assessment

The course is assessed in the June examinations.

Unit 1: Engineering Principles. – In year 12 students will sit the 2-hour written exam at the end of the year in the May, June exam season.

Calculators are allowed in the Unit 1: Engineering Principles assessment written exam. Most models of scientific or graphical calculator are permitted. However, calculators that are programmable or feature a ‘Computer Algebra System’ (CAS) are not allowed.

Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering processes safely as a team. – Students will complete three written assignments that support their practical Engineering work using a range of Engineering processes and Computer Aided Design software, (CAD). These assignments will support their project work on the Greenpower 24 volt racing car challenge.

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Year 13

Engineering – BTEC QCF Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering

This is the second and final year of a two-year course that offers excellent opportunities for progression on to apprenticeships, further education and employment within the engineering industry. The program of study provides the opportunity for students to work on the design and build of their own electric car, whilst developing the knowledge and practical skills required for a wide range of specialist roles within the Engineering sector.

The course aims to prepare students for the workplace, with a number of our students taking up apprenticeships with companies in recent years. The qualification also offers clear pathways to further study of the subject at University. The majority of Engineering Degree level courses also require further A-levels in Maths and one of the Sciences.

Entry Requirements

Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.  We have asked for a Merit or higher on any prior BTEC Engineering course or a B and above for any relevant GCSE course. This is designed to help raise awareness regarding the demand of the course and allows students to make the correct decision for their future.

Overview of Content

Students have already completed the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering and must complete the following units to gain the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Unit 22 – Fabrication Processes and Technology:    Practical and written assignments.

Unit 31 – Computer Aided Manufacture:     Practical and written assignments.

Unit 06 – Electrical and Electronic principles:   Practical and written assignments.

Overview of Assessment

The course is assessed in the June examinations.

For each of the three units of study students will be assessed on the practical work they produce and on the supporting written assignments that demonstrate their level of understanding. Students will be assessed for each unit of work and graded at a Level 3 Pass, Level 3 Merit, Level 3 Distinction or Level 3 Distinction star. These grades are combined together with the grades achieved on the Certificate, to give an overall grade at the end of the course

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