Engineering is a Level 2 Vocational Award starting in Year 10 with the teaching of a range of practical skills and technical drawing exercises. The subject aims to give students the opportunity to follow a more practical route towards a possible career in engineering-related employment.
Engineering Facilities - Education and experience
Engineering is taught in well-equipped workshops and classrooms with a wide range of facilities available. Students are taught how to read and produce detailed working drawings that allow them to make a range of Engineered products.
Assessment is by means of set practical and designing tasks from the exam board and a terminal exam to check knowledge and understanding of Engineering theory.
Key Stage 4 - Engineering
Engineering is delivered in the form of a Level 2 Technical Award from eduqas (part of the WJEC group) and is a qualification equivalent to one GCSE.
The structure of the course involves engineering principles being studied over the two years with an emphasis on producing coursework in Year 11 and a final exam.
The coursework comprises of two assignments set by the exam board and are internally assessed. The first unit is a manufacturing and planning task. The second unit involves redesigning and developing the practical product that has just been made.
The course also has an externally assessed written exam based on the knowledge gained and theory work undertaken over the two years.