Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Engineering

Engineering can take students from Level 2 study starting in Year 10 through to Level 3 at the end of Year 13.  The subject aims to give students the opportunity to follow a practical route towards a chosen career in engineering-related employment or go further in their education from Year 13.

Engineering is taught in well-equipped workshops and ICT classrooms with a wide range of facilities available. Teachers experienced in Design & Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Computing, Science, Maths and Business collaborate to deliver the wide range of disciplines within the subject.

Engineering Facilities - Education and experience

Engineering is taught in well-equipped workshops and ICT classrooms with a wide range of facilities available. Teachers experienced in Design & Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Computing, Science, Maths and Business collaborate to deliver the wide range of disciplines within the subject.

 

Key Stages

Key Stage 4 - Engineering

Engineering is delivered in the form of a Level 2 BTEC from Pearson and is a Tech Award qualification equivalent to one GCSE.

The structure of the course is such that engineering principles are studied throughout the two years.

The coursework will comprise two components divided into smaller coursework assignments that are assessed internally.

A third component has externally assessed exams and involves set tasks to be completed in a brief examination window to bring together what is learnt in components 1 and 2.

 

Key Stage 5 - Engineering

Engineering at Level 3 is in the form of a Technical level called ‘Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Engineering’ from OCR.

There are between 6 and 12 units to study. 6 units make up the Extended Certificate in Engineering (1 A level equivalent) and a further 6 units combine to make up the Diploma in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Design (2 A level equivalent).

There are a combination of coursework assignments and examination units that cover a range of engineering specialisms. Some of the units are compulsory and some are chosen to best suit the route of Mechanical Engineering and Design.

Whichever qualification level is studied, there are examinations in the units for Mathematics for Engineering, Principles of Mechanical Engineering, Science for Engineering and Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The other units are internally assessed through coursework assignments.