Our aim is to inspire students to develop creative problem-solving skills that students will benefit from throughout their adult lives. Engineering manufacture is a discipline of engineering dealing with different manufacturing practices and processes using the machines, tools and equipment that turn raw materials into new products. This qualification will enable your students to study these processes. It will also allow them to operate the tools and equipment used to make products from the requirements of a design specification, as well as use relevant computer applications such as CAD/CAM, and CNC equipment.
The Engineering course at KS4 is the OCR Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Manufacture. It involves a practical approach to learning which provides learners with the knowledge in engineering technology and develop critical thinking, creativity and dextrous skills through engaging practical experiences.
The course at KS5 is the AQA Foundation Diploma in Engineering Design. Learners gain the core technical knowledge required to work in today’s exciting engineering industry and cover topics such as:
- the scientific principles used to identify the most suitable materials in a given engineering context
- mechanical engineering systems and components
- the process of engineering design.
Transferable skills are valued by employers and higher education alike. The following transferable skills have been contextualised into the content of this qualification
- communication (oral and written)
Examples of cross-curricular links
Non-fiction reading - industry articles, machines manuals, production plans, risk assessments.
Vocabulary strategy - technical vocabulary is taught explicitly and reinforced continuously
Purpose and audience writing - analysis, evaluation
|Mathematics:||Calculations, formulae, data analysis and presentation|
|Science:||Physical laws and principles|
|Humanities:||Impact of historical events on the development of engineering|
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
- Understanding of key principles of engineering industry
- Understanding of market forces on production and marketing
- Awareness of historical and cultural influences
- Awareness of environmental impacts and responsibilities