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Engineering

Why do we study Engineering?

 

Within our Design & Technology curriculum our students will also focus on principles of engineering. Engineering allows students to become problem solvers and creative thinkers, solving real life problems and gaining transferable skills and techniques that can be used in many different career paths. The knowledge they gain will let them see how the world around them has been engineered through different materials, processes and technology. In Key Stage 3 students will gain an insight into these principles. Then, depending on their learning styles and strengths, they can choose from two Key Stage 4 engineering courses, both of which offer the building blocks to progress to further study a career in engineering.

Year 7

Learning Outcomes

In Year 7, students will explore the core skills and knowledge of Design and Technology to develop their practical making and design skills. Students will work with a range of different materials and apply a range of manufacturing techniques during each project. Students are encouraged to demonstrate creative thinking, problem solving skills and build on their resilience.

Topics Taught

Pupils study D&T for 1 term in Year 7.

 

Torch Project
• Health and safety
• Material
• Electronics

Pop up card
• Materials
• Mechanisms
• Design and aesthetics
• Finishing techniques

Year 8

Learning Outcomes

In Year 8, students are encouraged to develop precision and accuracy in their work. Quality and application of engineering knowledge are at the forefront of each Scheme of Work.

 Students will develop confidence from their previous learning and strive to work independently to create final solutions with high quality and accuracy within specified tolerances. The use of quality control, including physical and visual checks will support them in this process.

Topics Taught

Pupils study Engineering for 1 term in Year 8.

Sweet dispenser

  • Solving the design problem
  • CAD/ CAM
  • Filing techniques
  • Surface finishing
  • CNC and alternative manufacturing techniques
  • Components

 

Garden tool

  • Hand tools
  • Metal materials- Ferrous, non-ferrous, alloys
  • Quality Control

Year 9

Learning Outcomes

In Year 9, students have the opportunity to explore the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace, with a focus on important legislation to keep them and others safe.

 Furthermore, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of First Aid.  In First Aid students are assessed using a variety of methods. They are assessed on their practical demonstration of First Aid skills, completing a First Aid Training Course delivered by Langtons. 

 Students will be assessed on their ability to document their own learning journey, as well as providing feedback on their own performance, evaluating what they will need to do to improve. 

 Many practical activities will be completed, and assessment will be through witness statements, written by the class teacher, including making a 999 call and effectively communicating with a casualty they are treating. 

Topics Taught

Pupils study Engineering for 1 term in Year 9

First Aid

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • 999 calls
  • Identifying dangers and risk in first aid situation
  • Documentation symptoms severity causes and treatments of first aid conditions and injuries
  • Evaluation of First aid training

 

GCSE ENGINEERING

Year 10

Exam Specification

Learning Outcomes

  • Sheet metal tray/ 3D printed Key ring/ Cast Keyring
  • Bike light (Laser cut laminated housing)/ alarm system (CNC etched PCB and Vacuum formed housing)
  • CNC Coaster  (Aluminium, Acrylic and Neoprene)

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Engineering Materials

  • Materials and their properties
  • Material costs and supply
  • Factors influencing design solutions

 

Engineering Manufacturing Processes

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Material removal
  • Shaping, forming and manipulation
  • Casting and moulding Joining and Assembly
  • Heat and chemical treatment

Surface finishing

Spring Term

Systems

  • Describing systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Electronic systems
  • Structural systems
  • Pneumatic systems

 

Testing and Investigation

  • Modelling and calculating
  • Testing

Aerodynamics

Summer Term

The impact of Modern Technologies

  • The impact of modern Technologies

 

Practical Engineering Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Engineering drawings and schematics
  • CAD, CAM and CNC
  • Testing materials and production plans
  • Predict performance using calculations and modelling

Select and use materials, parts, components, tools and equipment

Year 11

Exam Specification

Learning Outcomes

Throughout Year 11 students will complete their device / system in response to the NEA brief. Students will be given criteria for each section, so that they can optimise their marks and overall grade. Remaining time will be used to prepare for their forth coming summer exam.

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

NEA

  • Problem solving
  • Drawings and conventions

Applying systems technology

Spring Term

NEA and Mock

  • Production planning
  • Engineering skills used Testing and evaluating

 

Exam Preparation

  • Revision

Summer Term

Exam Preparation

Revision

VCERT TECHNICAL AWARD IN ENGINEERING

Year 10

Learning Outcomes

Term 1 – Understanding the engineering world

  • Sheet metal tray & Cast Keyring

Pupils will also generate an orthographic engineering drawing and isometric Engineering drawing of their sheet metal tray

Term 2 – Understanding the engineering world (exam)

Term 3 – Unit 02 Skills and techniques in engineering

  • CNC Coaster

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Engineering Disciplines 

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Aerospace
  • Communications
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Software

 

Health and safety

  • Health and safety legislation: HASAWA
  • PPE Regulations
  • MHOR
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR

 

Maths in Engineering

  • Application of basic SI units in projects and products
  • Equations in Engineering

 

Engineering Drawings

  • Reading Engineering Drawings

 

Properties and

Characteristics of Materials

  • Properties and Characteristics of Materials

Spring Term

Tools and Equipment

  • Tools
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Safe and Correct Use

 

Unit 1 Exam

  • Revision for Unit 1
  • First exam attempt March

Summer Term

Synoptic Project Mock (Unit 2 Preparation)

Learning Objective 1

  • Produce hand drawn engineering drawings

 

Learning Objective 2

  • Produce Computer Aided Design (CAD) engineering drawings

 

Engineering drawings

  • An A3 CAD isometric drawing sheet

 

Learning Objective 3

  • Demonstrate production planning techniques

 

Production planning

Skills and techniques

  • Prepare materials
  • Cleaning
  • Marking out
  • Modify shape and size of Materials-Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Bending
  • Casting
  • CAM
  • Join materials -riveting, gluing, bolting, soldering
  • Finish materials – filing, sanding, polishing

 

Applying a surface finish

Year 11

Learning Outcomes

In Year 11 students will begin their synoptic project. The brief for this will be provided by NCFE and will give students the opportunity to demonstrate and apply their knowledge. Furthermore, students who need to improve on their previous exam grade will be given the opportunity to re-sit. 

Topics Taught

Autumn Term

Synoptic Project Mock (Unit 2 Preparation) Attempt 2 from feedback

 

Safe and Correct use of Tools, Equipment and Machines

  • Preparation and use control measures

 

Synoptic project and exam resits 

 

Learning Objective 1

  • Produce hand drawn engineering drawings

 

Engineering drawings

  • A freehand sketch
  • An A3 hand drafted isometric drawing sheet
  • An A3 hand drafted orthographic drawing sheet

Spring Term

Learning Objective 2

  • Produce Computer Aided Design (CAD) engineering drawings

 

Engineering drawings

  • An A3 CAD isometric drawing sheet
  • An A3 CAD orthographic drawing sheet

 

Learning Objective 3

  • Demonstrate production planning techniques

 

Production planning

  • Risk Assessment
  • Production plan
  • Tools and equipment
  • Health and safety
  • Quality control
  • Flow chart symbols
  • Time plan

 

Skills and techniques

  • Prepare materials
  • Cleaning
  • Marking out
  • Modify shape and size of Materials – cutting, drilling, bending, casting, CAM
  • Join materials – riveting, gluing, bolting, soldering
  • Finish materials – filing, sanding, polishing, applying a surface finish

 

Safe and Correct use of Tools, Equipment and Machines

  • Preparation and use control measures

Summer Term

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