Engineering

Qualification: Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering

This is an option subject. It is made up of 25% exam and 75% assignments.

Year 9

Students will develop skills and engineering knowledge including:

  • How to develop a product.
  • Properties of metals and plastics.
  • How to develop a product specification.
  • Electronic circuits and systems.

Year 10

Unit 1 – Exam: The Engineered World. Worth 25% of the grade.

Students will spend time preparing for the exam through both practical and classroom based projects. The topics for the exam include:

  • Engineering processes to produce modern engineered products
    • Engineering sectors and products
    • Mechanical and electrical/electronic processes
    • Scales of production
    • Modern production methods
  • Developments in engineering materials and technologies
    • Modern and smart materials
    • Modern materials foams
    • Modern material processes
    • New technologies
  • How engineering contributes to a sustainable future
    • Sustainable engineered products
    • Minimising waste production
    • Lean manufacturing
    • Renewable sources of energy

The exam will be completed online. It will last for 1 hour and be out of 50 marks.

Unit 2 – Assignment: Investigating an Engineering Product. Worth 25% of the grade.

Students will prepare for and carry out this assignment through a range of practical and classroom based activities. The assignment will cover:

  • Understanding the performance requirements of an engineered product.
  • Understanding the selection of specific materials for use in the components that make up an engineered product.
  • Understanding the selection and use of manufacturing processes in an engineered product.
  • Understanding the quality issues related to an engineered product.

Year 11

Unit 3 – Assignment: Health and Safety in Engineering. Worth 25% of the grade.

Students will prepare for and carry out this assignment through a range of practical and classroom based activities. The assignment will cover:

  • Understanding safe and effective working in an engineering workplace.
  • Knowing how to follow procedures and undertake a work activity safely.

Unit 6 – Assignment: Computer Aided Engineering. Worth 25% of the grade.

  • Using a computer aided design system to produce engineering drawings.
  • Using a computer aided manufacturing system to manufacture an engineering component.

Grading

Students will be graded at Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *; or Level 1 Pass.